THE CONGRESS: Step in the Dark

Impatience with the Senate last week had finally risen to a clamor. Columnists, editorial writers, radiorators volleyed & thundered. The isolationists were cursed with bell, book and candle; Administration leaders were wigged and trimmed for their fumbling delay; cartoonists kept a brush in brine for the isolationist leader, Montana's Burton K. Wheeler.

But while praise for the Senate came mostly in the form of loud damns, the Senate did have a case, and its case was democracy's. To veteran Washington observers, the remarkable thing about the Lend-Lease debate was its consistently high...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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