Nation: Rascals Return

Post-post-Watergate morality

For a brief period in the 1970s, beginning with the expurgation from Government of the Watergate gang, Americans flirted with the idea of demanding personal morality in high places. That rush to morality may be ebbing.

Charles Diggs, for 24 years a Congressman from Detroit, and a founder of the House's black caucus, was convicted last month on 29 counts of mail fraud and misappropriation of Government funds. Though eleven of the twelve jurors who convicted him were black, Diggs implied to his constituents that...

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