National Affairs: Radical & Dominant?

In Indiana, where Republicanism's shell is hard as a turtle's, tart, redheaded Representative Charles Marion La Follette (third cousin of Wisconsin's Bob and Phil) is the "Wild Jackass." Elected to Congress in 1942, Lawyer La Follette has startled his G.O.P. colleagues by voting for New Deal measures, dismayed them by lectures on the evils of states' rights.

Last week Charlie La Follette startled but did not dismay the professional GOPsters of his state. He announced his candidacy for the Senate seat of stodgy, conservative Raymond E. Willis. Characteristically he stated: "The Republican Party is the vehicle presently available to the people to...

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