In the news

Jul 29, 2007

An editorial cartoon by Dennis Draughon in the Durham News yesterday (not online yet) laments the potholes and missing storm drains in the city. Compared to the streets of Cleveland, Durham’s got nothing to complain about in terms of potholes.

But storm drains? In my neighborhood, someone keeps stealing the heavy iron bars on Penrith Ave. Takes chutzpah to heist those things, and does leave quite the hazard.

And reports yesterday that the Administration wants to give billions of dollars in weapons to countries in the Middle East. Exactly what you’d want to do to promote peace. Brilliant, if it weren’t so baldly and cynically an example of the military-industrial complex at work.

Anton Zuiker

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