When the first session of the 75th Congress adjourned last August, Franklin Roosevelt pointedly omitted to thank the members for their 229 days of work. They had killed his Supreme Court bill. They had left undone many things he thought they ought to have done. He called them back for a special session in November. Except for some legislative spadework accomplished in committee, the 37-day special session was a farce. The third session, which began on January 3, and ran 154 days until one sultry evening last week, was the most productive...

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