THE PRESIDENCY: Signs of Progress

The dog days ended with a crash in Washington last week. The President began moving forcefully, directly, and broadly—ordering activities ahead on many fronts, hammering powerfully through his own work-cluttered desk, speaking his mind with a new clarity and simplicity. As always, all Washington began moving, catching the rhythm from the stroke of the crew. All along the line were signs of progress. Many of the things done were things that should have been done once-upon-a-time—long, long ago. But the big fact was that, belated or not, these things were getting done...

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