Nation: Cheers!

As every denizen of the U.S. Capitol knows, legislative history is sometimes made over a friendly bipartisan glass of bourbon or Scotch. The convivial sessions in Charlie Halleck's "Clinic" or Lyndon Johnson's princely rumpus room can be as important as any committee hearing or party caucus. Even House Speaker John McCormack, a teetotaler, has decided as a matter of legislative policy to continue the gently liquid "Board of Education" meetings held by Sam Rayburn and earlier Speakers.

Oregon's maverick Democratic Senator Wayne Morse is a teetotaler who believes in preaching what he practices. In the Senate last week he rose up to...

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