National Affairs: No, Joe

Last week the U.S. Senate and one of its committees examined two special targets of Wisconsin's Senator Joe McCarthy. Results:

¶ As the Senate considered President Eisenhower's nomination of William Joseph Brennan Jr. as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, McCarthy charged that the 50-year-old jurist had used the "privileged sanctuary" of the New Jersey Supreme Court "to conduct guerrilla warfare against anyone who would dare attempt to expose individual Communists." Patiently, his colleagues heard McCarthy out, then, with McCarthy voicing the single "no," confirmed the nomination by voice vote.

¶ The Armed Services Committee considered the promotion of Brigadier General...

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