The Press: Counsel for the Defense

In the U.S. daily press, throughout the great budget debate of the past three months, only one influential voice has been raised in aggressive, consistent and all-out support for the Eisenhower budget. That voice comes not from the ranks of "Modern Republicanism" but from Washington Columnist David Lawrence, a hardheaded conservative who is the respected oracle of the far right and the most widely syndicated political pundit in the U.S.

While some Ike-minded publishers and columnists sat back in unsupporting silence, and others have heaped invective on Government spending or, like Publisher John S. Knight (TIME, May 20), even turned the...

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