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GLIMPSES from a Teacher Historian By MARK BANKER: Wanted: A few Ervin Democrats

Thanks to several responses to my recent column directed to “Howard Baker Republicans,” I am now on the lookout for a few “Sam Ervin Democrats.”

If my quest rings hollow to you, you are either younger than 40 or were unusually disengaged in the summer of 1973.

Yes, that was long before cable TV’s 24-hour news cycle, the internet and “smart phones” appeared. But in that summer of Watergate, Sens. Ervin, D-North Carolina, and Baker, R-Tennessee, became familiar figures.

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