It’s difficult to imagine Ronald Reagan reading, but we’re sure he’d be flattered with their suggestion that a national holiday be established to honor him and others who did everything they could to stop wars.

Writer Dylan Matthews overlooked Reagan in his Memorial Day piece, “It’s time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars too,” but he did manage to name-check several socialists, anarchists and deserters while admitting that even a holiday “honoring those who tried to stop war through peaceful means — organized protest, tax evasion, other forms of civil disobedience —would likely be a tall order.”

Wars do tend to be over when they are won … or, these days, when they president says they’re over.