THE STATES: Standing Pat

Gathered at Miami Beach's fancy Americana Hotel, the Governors of the U.S. seemed younger and brighter than ever before, splashed more enthusiastically about in the kidney-shaped swimming pool, stepped more lightly on the dance floor of the Bal Masque supper club. But the remarkable thing, plainly representative of the U.S. climate of thought, about the 50th annual Governors' conference was this: even though Democratic Governors now outnumber Republicans by 29 to 19 (a turnaround from the 19 to 29 of 1954), never before have they seemed so conservatively unwilling to shake any...

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