Tuesday, August 19, 2008

21-year old drinking age? College Presidents call for a debate

Those good folks at Choose Responsibility have enlisted 100 college presidents to call for a debate on the continuation of the 21-year old drinking age, according to Associated Press account in The Chicago Tribune. The project is called the Amethyst Initiative. There is also a good report in The Baltimore Sun.

Clinton Administration HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, now a university president, dissents. We've made some progress she says. Folks will remember her "wisdom," "political courage," and "respect for science" when she kowtowed to drug czar Barry McCaffrey on sterile syringe exchange. As head of health, she was willing to let injecting drug users acquire HIV and hepatitis rather than get into a fight with the "hero" of the Gulf War.

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