National Affairs: New Jersey Deal

Brass tacks are what politics is made of, and last week the Democratic high command at Washington got down to them with Frank Hague, perpetual mayor of Jersey City and boss of populous Hudson County. So sharp is the contrast between ironfisted, authoritarian Boss Hague and the libertarian New Deal that last summer Franklin Roosevelt felt obliged to reprimand the Boss publicly, if anonymously, for his suppression of civil liberties in Jersey City (TIME, July 4). The Department of Justice even went to the extent of sending G-Men to investigate Socialist Norman...