Along the Tracks

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Condensed version

In the Washington Post, David Nicholson laments the loss of standards and dignity, so characteristic of the civil rights movement of a generation ago, among many black youth and the apologists of victimhood.

The Los Angeles Times lets slip the dogs of “war” - over placing any sensible limits on abortion rights.

The Toledo Blade - one of America’s worst newspapers - calls for a smoking ban in all public places, even though just the other day the very same paper called for cigarette taxes to pay for a new sports arena!

The Cleveland Plain Dealer admits no amount of proof will ever convince some who are against war with Iraq, but says “more consensus among America’s allies” is the real test.

The Indianapolis Star says its high time to raise taxes on alcohol, even though proceeds would be less than two percent of the projected deficit, and part of the money “should” be used for new anti-drinking programs anyway.

Finally, for the Cincinnati Post, the elevation of Libya to chair the U.N. Human Rights Commission “is too much to tolerate.”

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