THE CONGRESS: Why Foreign Aid Was Cut

After 23 years in Congress, South Carolina's tall, grey-thatched James Prioleau Richards, 61, looks longingly towards the end of the year, when he will relinquish his House seat, go back to his 500-acre cattle farm at Heath Springs (pop. 700), there "lie down on my back and look up at the moon and wonder what's up there." Last week, while the State Department gasped and the Defense Department groaned, Dick Richards decided the Administration was reaching for that same moon and asking too many sixpence in foreign aid next year. So he led his Foreign Affairs Committee in a...