Nation: Disturbing Catalogue

Among Republican presidential possibilities who insist that they are not candidates, Pennsylvania's Governor William Scranton continues to impress.

Last week, in a speech to the Cincinnati Council on World Affairs, he issued one of the most effective criticisms to date of U.S. foreign policy under Democratic Administrations.

"Take a look at our nation in relation to other key countries of the free world," Scranton said. "Today honest candor compels us to admit that in this relationship the political and economic position of the United States is in tumbling decline. There is a disturbing...