Riding The Drug Issue

In New York, saying no to narcotics is a turn on

Let's face it, none of the candidates is in favor of drugs. Assailing crack and coke is a little like supporting apple pie and motherhood -- except that voters rarely get passionate about apple pie. Usually in a campaign, such unanimity on an issue would make it about as important as the debate over the Law of the Sea Treaty. But not so with drugs, especially not last week in New York.

The state primary was an appropriate setting for an antidrug message; sometimes it seems that New York City is Ground Zero for drug abuse in America. Last week, as...

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