National Affairs: Same Old Joe

The bad old days of Joe McCarthy were bad enough to live through, but somehow they seemed even worse in retrospect last week when Joe's familiar sneer and snarl found their way back into the news and onto TV screens. In the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room, McCarthy glared balefully at New Jersey's able William J. Brennan, appointed by Ike to the Supreme Court last fall (TIME, Oct. 8) and now up for Senate confirmation. "Do you approve of congressional investigations and exposure of the Communist conspiracy setup?" asked Joe. Replied Brennan (who, while a justice on the New Jersey Supreme...

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