Who’s who

Jack Abramoff’s circle of friends:

Tom DeLay, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed, Susan Ralston (Karl Rove’s scheduler),Dana Rohrbacher, Oliver North.

And sponsors:

Jonas Savimbi, the old South African government, the Pakistani military, the government of Malaysia.

All from a piece by Susan Schmidt and James Grimaldi in the Washington Post. The piece sounds reads like a wild conspiracy fantasy spun by one of the nuttier left-wing blogs. But it’s all plain fact.

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