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We gave our printer a pretty tough time on this week's cover.
When it first went to press the big news was the Japanese defeat in the Solomons, so we planned a big story analyzing the American position in the South Pacific and put the Prime Minister of Australia on the cover.
By mid-week the Solomons had dropped off the front page; the big news was a Republican come-back greater than even G.O.P. stalwarts had hoped; so we scrapped the Australian covers that...