The Congress: No Blood from a Turnip

As far as the 90th Congress is concerned, time's a-wastin'. With elections only a month off, its members are desperate to get their campaigns under way. Last week, for example, the 38 members of California's House dele gation decided to adjourn, come what may, at the end of this week. One of them explained simply: "We've got to get home."

For all that is getting done on Capitol Hill, the rest of Congress might as well do the same. When the Congress did act, all too often it was only to wield an indiscriminate axe. To win approval of...

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