TIME CONGRESSIONAL PANEL: Big Changes and a New Self-Confidence

The traumatic events of recent years—Watergate, inflation, recession, the energy crisis and the collapse in Viet Nam—have all overshadowed a less dramatic but potentially durable shift in American life. It is in the way in which the U.S. governs itself. Two years ago, Time Inc. devoted part of its 50th anniversary observance to a search for means by which the Congress could recover the constitutional powers it had lost to an expanding and increasingly dominant presidency. At seminars in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, members of Congress and academic...