National Affairs: Old Friends, Old Enemies

During the last hours of the debate on the new filibuster rule, the nasal voice of Oregon's maverick Republican Wayne Morse sounded through the chamber: "I think a new de facto political party in America was founded on the floor of the Senate tonight . . . We shall see whether the future voting record in the Senate does not also indicate that in a large measure this coalition predicts what will happen to great pieces of social legislation in the 81st Congress."

Fearful Wayne Morse had plenty of company in Big Labor. The A.F.L.'s Political League called the Republicans "Northern Dixiecrats."...

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