REPUBLICANS: Unabashed Conservative

Congressmen have known it for a long time. Last week the U.S. public learned that the statesman-leader of the Republican Party in domestic affairs is Robert Alphonso Taft. In matters of foreign policy the Republicans take their cues from Senator Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg. But on such household matters as housing, the budget, education, labor, the man is Taft.

It was Taft who led the Senate Republicans around the pitfalls of-last week's labor legislation, brought the G.O.P. out on the other side without mishap and even with honor.

It was Taft who held up...

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