Big John

Drug tests for federal workers

Who can doubt Ronald Reagan's sincerity when he calls for a drug-free America? After all, the President produced a sample of his urine for analysis last year and asked his Cabinet and White House staff to do the same. When he ordered 1 million federal workers in "sensitive" jobs to submit to drug testing, however, he did not explain how it would be administered. The answer came last week, but the complex guidelines seem to create a combination of Big Brother and high school bathroom monitors -- a sort of Big John.

Outlined in a 29-page manual, the drug-detection program calls...

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