OPINION: How the Nixon Mail is Running

Five weeks after President Nixon's firing of Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, the unprecedented outpouring of public protest that White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig likened to a "fire storm" was finally starting to slow down — though letters from voters were still pouring into Washington offices at a high rate. A survey by TIME of Senators and Representatives, key committees in the Legislative Branch and Western Union indicates that Americans have sent over 3,000,000 messages to the capital in the wake of the Saturday Night Massacre. Examination of the most recent, especially those written after the...

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