Well, that about sums it up, doesn’t it?

The CNN closed captioner
Says the Thing That Is
about the GOP Presidential contest.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Well, that about sums it up, doesn’t it?”

  1. Yes.

    But I did hear one amazing exchange during the part I watched.

    Trump, talking about health care, said he wouldn't let people "die in the streets." Astonishingly, this drew sharp criticism from Cruz and Rubio. If I may ask, WTF is wrong with these people?

    1. People dying in the streets (or wherever) was always United States policy until Obamacare, and still is in the states that will not allow Medicaid expansion. Anyone who wants to repeal Obamacare, unless to replace it with single-payer, wants to allow people to die in the streets again. The only thing "wrong" with Cruz and Rubio is that they've stated openly what all Republican politicians advocate.

  2. Can't really say. I didn't get to see it because it was on CNN and I don't have cable TV. Instead, I watched Nature on PBS. They had a program about the establishment of male dominance hierarchies in the lower primates. There were these three great apes going at it with gestures and postures to indicate threat: making hitting gestures, flapping hands in the air, throwing objects, tipping their heads, and so forth. You could foresee the likely outcome because the one in the middle was so much bigger and louder than the other two. Kinda had to feel sorry for the two on either side because it was so clear that they didn't stand a chance, but hey, that is the law of the jungle.

    As a citizen of a democracy, I hate to miss out on current events, especially with this being an election year where we have the serious responsibility of choosing our next president. Maybe I should get cable so I don't miss the next debate. Sorry to have missed this one.

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