The NYT editors argue that President Bush's proposed $1.5 billion to encourage heterosexual marriage would be more effectively spent on pregnancy prevention, job training for single mothers, and programs to keep poor young men in school. "To pour the money into marriage and relationship counseling for people without economic hope is a very expensive version of spitting into the wind."
A Post reader laments the creeping length of station names on the D.C. Metro. The National Airport station is now the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station, U Street-Cardozo has become U Street-African American Civil War Museum-Cardozo, a new station in Eckington will be called New York Avenue-Florida Avenue-Gallaudet University, and Archives-Navy Memorial (which used to be just Archives) will become Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. "Why not go all the way and call it the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter-National Gallery-Shakespeare Theatre Station?" he writes. "Then the Smithsonian station can be called Smithsonian-Mall-Holocaust Museum-Washington Monument-Jefferson Memorial-Printing and Engraving-Agriculture."