Education: Report Card

¶After eight weeks of struggling to prove that the nation's tax-exempt foundations had somehow been responsible for promoting something that seemed somewhat un-American or something, a House Special Committee, headed by Tennessee's Republican Brazilla Carroll Reece, decided by a party-line vote (Republicans 3, Democrats 2) to end public hearings and to allow the foundations to submit sworn written statements instead. Official reason for the decision: "In order to expedite the investigation and to develop the facts in an orderly and impartial manner." But Ohio's Democrat Wayne Hays had another version: "In view of the fact that the case presented by the...

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