Home Affairs: Dakota's Gentleman

Not since Indiana's Jesse David Bright was expelled in 1862 for treason has a U.S. Senator been found unfit to sit in the Senate. Last week after twelve months' study the Senate Privileges & Elections Committee recommended that North Dakota's beady-eyed Senator William Langer should be denied a seat in the Senate, on grounds of moral turpitude.

Around Bismarck, whence he came, Bill Langer has a stanch following of voters who feel that he is just as good as the next man. They twice elected him Governor. When he was tried on a charge of...

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