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National Affairs: 1960's First Candidate

North Carolina's Senator W. Kerr (pronounced car) Scott, 60, is a Democrat of the hardfisted, harsh-tongued, Harry Truman school (in 1951, then-Governor Scott...

THE NATION: We Do Not Fear the Future

This week, four days after Franklin Roosevelt died, the new President of the United States went before the Congress. The applause was deafening as he entered...

Letters, Nov. 22, 1948

Man of the Year? Sir: FOR HIS MAGNIFICENT VICTORY AGAINST ALL ODDS I NOMINATE AS THE MAN OF THE YEAR HARRY S. TRUMAN. S. J. GORCHOV Philadelphia, Pa...

VETERANS: Father & Son

After the first shock of his marine son's death on Corregidor in the spring of 1942, Joseph Fain of Independence, Mo. reacted just like thousands of other...

People: People, Jun. 17, 1946

House & Garden Harry S. Truman received a gift from the James F. Byrneses: a double portrait, in oil, by Grace Annette Du Prê, of himself and his 93-year-old...

Letters, Dec. 27, 1948

Man of the Year? Sir: For Man of the Year I nominate Secretary of State George C. Marshall, who has sacrificed his well-earned rest, his popularity and his...

CIVILIAN SUPPLY: False Pessimism

War Watchdog Harry S. Truman took a bite out of the U.S. Army & Navy last week. The Missouri Senator's criticism: they are unnecessarily delaying the re...

Performance

John Lewis, last of the great ham tragedians of politics, strode to the witness stand with long, measured steps: one-two-three-four. He bowed twice, sat down,...

MISSOURI: Trouble at Home

In the sweltering evening, the shouts from the union hall on Kansas City's Main Street could be heard almost a block away. There was a crash of glass, and some...

Army & Navy: Good Good Planes (Cont'd)

The Army had its first chance last week to answer the charges of Missouri's Senator Harry S. Truman, chairman of the Senate's war investigation committee, that...

U.S. At War: Dinner-Table Treason

Seldom has a U.S. business firm taken such a smearing as Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey got last week. Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold swung the...

Babes in the Wood

Before the Truman Committee, investigating defense contracts, appeared three mysterious and interesting characters. To the committee, they looked a little...

Business: Babes in the Woods (Cont'd)

Frequently absent these days from the Senate committee hearings on railroad finance is their prime mover and inquisitor, Senator Burton Kendall Wheeler. Contrary...

Pentagon Sequestysteria

Ever since the Cold War ended, the Pentagon has been pushing to become more “flexible” and “agile,” to use two words frequently heard at Defense Department...

Best Supporting Actor

As President Obama heads to Norfolk on Tuesday to warn of the biggest attack on the Navy’s fleet since Pearl Harbor – that would be the budget cuts mandated...

John Kerry’s Great Adventure

Freed from any more elections or politics, Kerry’s diving in to the State Department like a gleeful kid in a candy shop.

Both Barrels

Sequestration increasing looks like it is going to happen. The Pentagon reacted Wednesday the only way it can: by screaming bloody murder, and firing two warning...