No Day for Reagan? [LINK]
My inclination is to like our likable new governor and wait for evidence to the contrary. If Governor Patrick's refusal to set off a day commemorating Ronald Reagan were part of some broader effort to drive matters of insubstantial symbolism out of the legislative chambers, I'd be all for it. But it appears to be directed at Reagan in particular, which makes it rather petty. Surely there is reason to commemorate a man whose muscular foreign policy helped bring that evil empire the Soviet Union to the point of collapse, and who grew the previously stagflated American economy by roughly a third.