A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 23, 1984

U.S. politics is an endurance test not only for presidential candidates but for those who report on them. The pace in this year's race for the Democratic nomination has been especially grueling, as we show in our Nation story. The sort of 18-hour day, for example, in which Candidate Gary Hart made nine stops in seven cities in four states has not been uncommon. For correspondents, the problems seem to stretch unendingly: the usually mediocre, sometimes terrible food; fitful and minimal sleep; the struggle for clean clothes (allnight laundromats are indispensable); and the...

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