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There’s Always Virginia

By on 12.7.05 | 7:31AM

The D.C. Council passed a smoking ban ordinance yesterday, to the apparent consternation of Mayor Anthony Williams, who's worried about the detrimental effects to business. Worse than that, it's a blow to civil society: a bloc of citizens can declare a minor vice (if that) unpleasant and banish the offenders to the sidewalk. Liberals aren't so tolerant after all.

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