Octopus!

It had been expected for weeks. Democrats had banked on it. Republicans had tried to forfend its effects. It might have been an anticlimax after so much anticipation. But the Hoover cry of "Social ism!" in New York last fortnight re charged the atmosphere. It was electric when it came last week — the Norris cry of "octopus!" in Nebraska.

George William Norris has been a Senator from Nebraska for 15 years. Before that he served ten years in the House. So cynical an observer as Frank...