Tuesday, February 08, 2005

A "capitol" day

Posted by Craig Westover | 11:08 AM |  

I'm off today to cover the senate hearings on the statewide smoking ban, so posting will be light until this evening. But just a quick note -- check out the "Letters to the Editor" in today's Pioneer Press.

They all, pro and con, even a pro smoking ban article from a medical doctor, focus on the issue of individual rights. The last "Taking Exception" to my column, from no less that the Minnesota Medical Association, focused on the rights issue.

So, despite the editorial board's hammering on health hazards, in the public mind, the debate has changed. I take this as progress.