Jeff, the drag link seems to exhibit no noticeable play at any of the pivots. The damper I have not checked for effectiveness, but I don't think it should cause pulling to one side. In any event, shock does not seem to be transmitted through the steering.
Stan, I suspect an alignment may solve the problem, but I don't want to have it done if more repairs are needed first (that I can do). Then, it would be a wasted expense, since it will need to be done over after the repair.
Thanks for the input.