National Affairs: Slam-Bang in New York

New York's political campaign began suddenly and fiercely last week, the day after the nominating conventions. Tom Dewey, renominated for Governor by the G.O.P., came out swinging at the Democratic ticket, linking it with the red-rimmed American Labor Party and the C.I.O.'s Political Action Committee. Cried Prosecutor Tom: the A.L.P. is "dominated by the left-wing line of a foreign power." A slambang, right-v.-left battle was on, and both parties welcomed it.

At their cut-&-dried convention in Albany, the Democratic bosses brayed that their party holds the sole patent on liberalism. The delegates, most...

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