National Affairs: The State of the Union

It is not through sheer discourtesy that Congressmen leave their seats during the reading of messages addressed to them by the President. They do not leave if he appears in person. And one of the chief reasons for their leaving when he does not appear is that the Presidential message, if a good one, is better seen than heard. It is an almanac and there are only two ways of coping with an almanac—to ignore it or pore over it.

The 70th Congress received last week from President Coolidge...

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