The Press: Return of the Native

In his Washington political column syndicated to 145 U.S. dailies, last week Columnist Marquis Childs, 50, struck a gloomy note. "Neither party," wrote Fair Dealer Childs, "has come to any [overall policy] agreement within its own ranks . . . If we are to save ourselves, we must . . . think anew and act anew." The sentiment was not new, but for Childs it had a special meaning. This week he quit as a political pundit for United Features, went back to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he had been a staffer for...