National Affairs: McCarthy Gets His Lady

At the height of the McCarthy hubbub last spring, Maine's Senator Margaret Chase Smith rose on the floor of the Senate and directed some pointed remarks at her glowering colleague. "As a U.S. Senator," she said, "I am not proud of the reckless abandon in which unproved charges have been hurled from this side of the aisle." Her Declaration of Conscience, which six other G.O.P. liberals also signed (TIME, June 12), declared "it is high time that we all stopped being tools and victims of totalitarian techniques."

Last week Senator McCarthy, who swings a good deal more weight in the 82nd Congress...

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