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Gorman: U.N. deserves DWI for its raucous budget process

The United Nations, right foreground, and the midtown

(Credit: AP, 2007)

Picture this: a room full of distinguished United Nations delegates busy at work—debating, dealing and drinking. Not just a casual cocktail over dinner, either. Falling down drunk. Pretty soon, a DWI will stand for “delegating while intoxicated.”

At least that’s the suggestion behind a “modest proposal” made by American diplomat Joseph M. Torsella. Earlier this week, Torsella proposed banning...

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