There was a great article in yesterday's St. Louis Post Dispatch entitled "Mark Twain: Reports of His Conservativism are Greatly Exaggerated."  It is by Don Corrigan, professor of journalism at Webster University.  I had it pointed out to me by two friends today.  Here is a web link.  If for some reason this doesn't work, go to the Post Dispatch web site and put in Mark Twain. The article will be the first hit.  Terrell Dempsey,+the+celebrated+man+from+Hannibal+exhibited+a+penchant+for+leaning+left.