Published October 19, 2021 in DemCast and written by Alvina McHale.
In the fall of 1969, I started my first job as a caseworker on Capitol Hill. Over the next 7½ years, some days were terrible, like the ones when I worked to return home for funeral services the bodies of loved ones who had died in Vietnam. Other days were memorable; I once flew to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to see the launch of an Apollo mission to the moon. And then there was the day I stood with other staffers in the back of a Senate Watergate hearing and realized Richard Nixon would not likely survive as president. I was not afraid. I was confident the country would weather the storm. Read more.