Till the Boys Come Home

All proposals to amend the U.S. Constitution were bottled up for the duration by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. The Senators explained that they were mindful of the resentment over the adoption of Prohibition while World War I servicemen were overseas. But what seemed more to the point was that they had just tabled the Fulbright resolution. Arkansas' internationalist Senator Fulbright decided something should be done about the Constitutional provision which allows one-third-plus-one of the Senate to block a treaty. His resolution proposed that treaties be ratified by a simple majority in House and Senate.

Last week the House,...

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