POLITICS: Changing Campaign

The kind of U.S. that the Democrats were dreaming about just a year ago could hardly have voted any other way than Democratic in the 1958 elections. It was a U.S. of recession, rising unemployment, farm poverty, militant unionism, weakened defenses—with executive decisions dominated by Congress and civil rights questions compromised smoothly in the Lyndon Johnson manner. But the big news of politics as the fall campaign opens is that the U.S. of autumn 1958 is not quite the land of Democratic dreams. Items:

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