The Senate: A Plague on Both Your Houses

Congress recessed last week for its own ten-day version of the Labor Day weekend, its direction so uncertain, its temper so fractious that few would be so bold as to forecast its final record.

While the House could barely muster enough members to pass its own recess resolution, the Senate was in full session, with members of two committees thumbing their noses respectively at their colleagues in the House and their leader in the White House.

In its gesture toward the House, the Senate Appropriations Committee gave President Johnson a much needed legislative victory. Not only did it give him more...

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