National Affairs: Insurgents

"A little group of wilful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible." So said President Wilson of his Senate foes—most of them having been regular Republicans like the late Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, and a few having been insurgent Democrats like Senator James A. Reed. But now the tide has swung around and President Coolidge, if he were inclined to squabble with the Senate, might have reason to make such a remark concerning the Republican insurgents. They hold the balance...

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