National Affairs: The Seventieth

Last week, three months after it met, the 70th Congress had the aspect of a thoroughly political Congress, which is what any truly professional Congress is expected to be in a presidential year. Its routine work was pretty well out of the way, but matters of intimate consequence to citizens, and therefore of private anxiety to Congressmen, were in a state of turmoil which portended a legislative jam when it comes time for the Congress to adjourn in June.

Work Done. The first thing the 70th Congress did in December was to make amends for things left undone in the filibustering...