Politics is politics—and something more. It was not politics but death which made Calvin Coolidge President of the U. S. Similarly, it has not been politics but health which during the last six months has prevented Mr. La Follette from occupying his accustomed place in the political oratorical foreground.

His illness, reported as pneumonia, was severe; it kept him from the legislative halls; it kept him from playing an active, leading part in most of the major legislation battles of the passing session. Recently he left the Capital...

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