National Affairs: Animadversion

It was more than a month ago (TIME, Dec. 8), that the Republican Senatorial Caucus read out of its ranks four insurgents who had opposed the Republican National ticket in the campaign preceding the November election. The four—Senators LaFollette, Brookhart, Ladd, Frazier—accepted their exclusion with comparative silence. It was not a great deprivation. Another Senator, Mr. Borah, makes a practice of absenting himself from caucus meetings, although his action is purely voluntary.

Since the ousting, however, the four have also been excluded by the President 1) from patronage; 2) from invitations to White...

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