WASHINGTON DIARY: NO SLEEP FOR THE WEARY

With Pat Buchanan sucking up all the available oxygen on social issues, the President made a grab for two last week--issuing a six-page manual urging public schools to adopt uniforms, and shaming network execs into labeling their programs. As a child in parochial school, I loved the savings in time and fashion anxiety a uniform made possible. The first candidate to issue a similar manual for adults gets my vote. There is a downside: offending not only the A.C.L.U. but also parents who think a $100 Polo sweater makes up for being distracted. Some teachers say it doesn't matter if Johnny...

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