SOURCE: The Daily Beast
by Mindy Finn
Few remember Senator Margaret Chase Smith. But a Republican with some backbone would do well to follow the example she set as McCarthyism flourished.
SOURCE: The Boston Globe
by Ted Widmer
When the Republican senator from Maine stood up to Joseph McCarthy in 1950, attacking him for his shameful reliance on "the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear," it caused a sensation.