How about that national 21 drinking age?

College presidents know how to party. How else to explain the Amethyst Initiative, a push from university administrators to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18?

This is a serious policy issue, despite the advocacy group's odd name. Turns out "Amethyst" is derived from the Greek words meaning "not intoxicated." Here I thought the president of Duke had just imbibed too much one night, turned purple, and had a revelation.

MPR's Bob Collins wants you to weigh in. But with this issue, as with so many things, I turn to Mojo Nixon for guidance.

Two decades ago (check the Reagan reference!), the rock n' roller/comic/prophet dropped the following advice about the national drinking age. The whole video is epic, but the drinking age rant starts about 1:40:

Note to Mall of America public relations people: the fact that this song is called "Burn Down the Malls" is just a coincidence.

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