Joseph McCarthy


Declaration of Conscience

On June 1, 1950, Margaret Chase Smith (1897-1995), a Republican Senator from Maine, delivered her “Declaration of Conscience” speech to the U.S. Senate. Though she …

By Margaret Chase Smith

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Wisconsin: A Political Scientist Surveys the Recall Election

A Political Scientist Surveys the Recall Election.

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A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

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