ELECTIONS: A Year After & a Year Before

It was a year since the great landslide swept Dwight Eisenhower into the White House. The next national elections, for the Senate and House of Representatives, were a year away. At that political middle point, U.S. voters went to the polls last week in scattered state and local elections. Since it was a year after and a year before, politicians and pundits alike naturally adjusted their political microscopes to examine the results vote by vote.

Rare Agreement. The Republicans lost the three big ones—mayor of New York City, governor of New Jersey and U.S. Representative from New Jersey's Sixth District....

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