National Affairs: THE SENATE'S MOST VALUABLE TEN

A Senator is expected to devote long hours to seeking the long view, yet to be on call whenever a constituent wants a guide to show him about Washington. If he strictly supports his party leaders, he is called a hack; if he defies them, he is called an obstructionist. His real bosses, the voters, are innumerable and nagging, usually indifferent to his best work (which passes unnoticed), and often hostile because of insignificant or irrelevant happenings. His every move is conditioned by a set of rules that would confuse a good chess player. The job would seem unrewarding—yet men ask...

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