Politics: Rites of Spring

Perhaps it was the arrival of the vernal equinox, or a phase of the moon. Whatever the cause, the political scene in the nation's two most populous states changed substantially last week as late bloomers rushed to file their candidacies.

> In New York, Arthur Goldberg reversed his ostensibly unalterable status of noncandidacy. He is available after all to oppose Governor Nelson Rockefeller's bid for a fourth term. With a long, distinguished career behind him —he was Secretary of Labor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and Ambassador to the United Nations—Goldberg, 61, could...

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