It was the 60th anniversary of the date Joseph McCarthy was censured by the Senate. I wanted to tell the story of McCarthy's witchhunt -- his rise and fall -- but also to put that into perspective. It turns out 42 senators have faced censure. 15 of them were for support for the Confederacy in 1861, but how many others were censured or expelled? Not many, it turns out.
Dec. 4, 2014