Nation: Marking Time

"I do not recommend more of the same—but more that is better," said Lyndon Johnson in his health and education message to Congress last week. Actually, the President was mostly marking time in two fields where he has been almost too productive in the past two years. Having gotten 18 new education laws and 24 health measures through the 89th Congress, he now placed maximum emphasis on consolidating and making existing programs more efficient, and he carefully muted the few new spending proposals included in his message.

Inspire the People. In the area of education, one of his special concerns, Johnson's major...

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