Even in death, Reagan is a target
June 8, 2004
I GENERALLY expect Globe editorials to be devoid of both common sense and fair-mindedness, but your June 7 editorial celebrating former President Ronald Reagan set new lows in both categories. Even at his death, you could not find the compassion to refrain from criticizing the president for his alleged failures in the areas of human rights and education.
Even as a nation mourns, you could not stop yourselves from trumpeting your agenda of liberal social change.
It will be interesting to read what adjectives and laudatory remarks you've held in reserve for former President Bill Clinton's obituary. Until then, perhaps your editorial staff would be best served to read the speeches of President Ronald Reagan and try to capture a fraction of his optimism, humor, and grace. They would be welcome additions to an editorial page that often lacks such qualities.
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