The difference between a party platform and a legislative program is the difference between cup and lip. Last week Administration officials were ready to talk about the 81st Congress' legislative program. Faithful Alben Barkley, who will ride herd on the Senate, was prepared to translate at least some, of the Democratic platform promises into law.

End of Taft-Hartley. High on the list was repeal of the Taft-Hartley law.* If Barkley had his way a new act would be written, much more to labor's liking. Some of the Taft-Hartley law which labor did not...

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