National Affairs: Not So Bad

Going home for Christmas, jaded Congressmen had time and opportunity to read about themselves in the language of one of themselves. Red-headed (but amiable) Representative Loring M. Black Jr. of Brooklyn, N. Y., in an article entitled "Congress Isn't So Bad" in Plain Talk for January wrote as follows: ". . . The question before the house is: Has Congress become a governmental vermiform appendix? "In the House of Representatives' membership of 435 there is not enough hair on the involved faces to stuff a pin cushion. . . . "The more lenient...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!