The Press: I Resign

Weldon James, an associate editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, made sure that his readers knew exactly how he felt. "I quit," he wrote in a signed editorial published last week. "I resign." He and his paper, he went on to explain, had come to a parting of the ways over Viet Nam. "The Courier-Journal is no appeaser," he wrote, "no advocate of U.S. withdrawal, but it does not speak with the sharpness I believe the continuing crisis demands."

So saying, James, 53, announced his intention to go back on active duty as a colonel...