When the 75th Congress met last January, it looked like one of the most efficient legislative machines assembled in U. S. history. A huge Democratic majority had returned the President to office. A huge Democratic majority in both Houses was apparently waiting to do his bidding.

Last week, when after 229 days the 75th Congress finally adjourned, it had indeed proved efficient but in ways that no one had anticipated. Far from churning out a record quantity of important legislation, it had turned out almost none. Far from advancing the President's program, it...

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