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Two noteworthy men have crossed the bar. Jeff Bell worked at NR before my time. But I met him in 1978 when I covered his challenge of incumbent New Jersey senator Clifford Case in the Republican primary. Case was a liberal Republican, when there still were such. Jeff was alight with the fire of supply-side economics (there were stacks of Jude Wanniski’s The Way the World Works in his campaign HQ, like hymnals).
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