The Congress: TheChorus of Angels


If there is one thing that the U.S. Senate holds as dear as its freedom to unlimited talk, it is the freedom to resist (with enormous success, so far) any attempt to impose on it a formal code of conduct and ethics. Last week, after wrangling for eight hours over whether they should be obliged to open their financial books to public view, the Senators once more successfully defended their cherished freedom.

The suggestion that they ought to disclose their financial condition came from the Rules Committee, which had handled the kid-glove...

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