THE CONGRESS: The Revolt that Failed

Georgia's tousle-haired Dixie demagogue, Eugene Cox, isn't at all sure that the majority of his fellow members in the House can be trusted very far. He thought up a neat little plan to stop them. He wanted to restore to the House Rules Committee its old power to bury any bill safely in a deep committee pigeonhole. What's more, he thought he could put it over.

"Goober" Cox counted on plenty of company: his fellow Dixiecrats, who wanted to bottle up Harry Truman's civil rights program ; Republicans who wanted to smother the...

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