THE CONGRESS: The Folks at Home

Congress came back to Washington last week. House members had been home for a month; most Senators for at least a fortnight. Scores of reporters were assigned to talk to returning Congressmen, to report what they had found among the folks back home.

With only a few exceptions, the Congressmen had been shocked by the state of opinion in their districts. Interventionist districts were now red-hot; Middle-Road districts were now Interventionist; Isolationist districts were now at least Middle-of-the-Road. One Congressman after another said the same thing: "They're way ahead of me back home." Southern members who had voted for extension...

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