Tom Johnson

Joseph Tydings, the anti-Trump

Joseph Tydings, the anti-Trump

If you are looking for some relief from the daily exercise in obscene chaos inflicted on America and the rest of world by Donald Trump and his partners in dishonesty, I have a book for you to read. “My Life in Progressive Politics” is the autobiography of Joseph D. Tydings, a Marylander raised in the lap of luxury who could have spent his life as a wastrel but chose instead to spend it in honest and courageous service to his state and nation.

Apart from wealth, President Trump and former U.S. Sen. Tydings do have one other thing in common: As a young man, Mr. Tydings spent a lot of time at Mar-a-Lago, then a private home built by his step-grandmother, Marjorie Merriweather Post. But...

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