THE CONGRESS: A Hash & a Hedge

"This is the day," said Texas' Senator Lyndon Johnson, "that all of us who have fought for national defense have been waiting for." Last week, after months of wearying debate, the Senate finally came to grips with the first two major issues of the 82nd Congress: the extension of the draft bill (due to expire July 9) and the dispatch of troops to Europe. But before the week was out, the Congress seemed on the verge of making a hash out of one and a hedge out of the other.

It had started...

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