THE CONGRESS: Turnaround

Late in June, ailing Bob Taft looked at work done by the 83rd Congress and made a blunt, Taft-like observation: "It's not much of a record." Then he added: "But there was the problem of a new Government, of getting turned around." This week, as members of the 83rd were turning toward home, the two parts of Bob Taft's summation could be combined into one: the 83rd had made a slow, but not a bad start.

The Congress pushed through an impressive list of major bills (see box). By reducing spending, stopping the...

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