Nation: Safe Target

The Subversive Activities Control Board could have been invented by Gilbert and Sullivan. Like the Queen's Navee, Savoyard-style, it provides its members with impressive-sounding responsibilities, conveys a generous ($26,000) salary, and requires virtually no work at all. The board has heard not a single case in the past 19 months and is not likely to hear one any time soon. With an economy fever gripping Congress, SACB—together with its nearly $300,000 annual budget—would seem to be an ideal target, but the Senate voted overwhelmingly last week not to dissolve the board for at...

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