National Affairs: Hull Wins

Many a U. S. Senator indignantly criticized last year's film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, said it was artificial, unreal, undignified, and phony—in short, not at all the way U. S. Senators really act. Last week the entire U. S. Senate in real life played out a political comedy that was artificial, unreal, undignified and phony.

Up for discussion was an act to extend until June 12, 1943 the power of the Secretary of State to negotiate reciprocal trade agreements. At stake was a principle that the best minds in both major parties have long agreed is above partisan politics—that reciprocal...

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