The Presidency: Seasonal Sum-Up

Easter season is a time for Congressmen to go home, where the votes are, and cock attentive ears to the voice of the people. If the voice comes through loud and clear enough, it can change a Congressman's mind about what stands he should take on what issues. In that sense, the spring recess is an occasion for a national summing up. And last week Senators and Representatives around the U.S. achieved remarkable agreement in their findings: the folks back home like President John Kennedy. They are fascinated by his vigor and by his virtuosity in juggling crises the...

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