Letters, Jul. 26, 1943

Presidential Prestige


Your statement: "Franklin Roosevelt had won nothing," in your discussion of the coal strike unsettlement [TIME, July 5] may be slightly in error.

"Congress, reassert[ing] ... its rights and powers as an equal member of the three great branches of the U.S. Government" by demonstrating its belated independent action in overriding, emasculating and nipping in the bud recent Executive efforts, is no ultimate loss to Presidential prestige. . . .

The ill effect of so-called Presidential indecision, regarding strikers and homefront, etc. will be forgotten by the time of the fourth-term...

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