The Nation: Point of Order

For many Americans, the memory of Senator Joseph McCarthy cannot fade fast enough. In his native Wisconsin, though, a loyal few meet each spring in fond remembrance of the good old days. The 15th anniversary of McCarthy's death was marked last week with a Requiem High Mass in Milwaukee followed by a graveside service and a luncheon in Appleton the next day. About 40 members of the Joseph McCarthy Foundation gathered to hear the Rev. Raymond Vint avow that "history will unerringly find him his proper place in the estimation of the nation he served."

As a sort of counter-memorial, another Mass...

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