National Affairs: Lord of the Citadel

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For seven months of 1954 the 83rd Congress labored. Sometime in the eighth month it will rest. But the political clock will be ticking ever closer to the first Tuesday after November's first Monday. Senators and Congressmen will worry whether the record of their seven-odd months of labor will look good enough on that judgment day. By last week the record was all but complete, its remainder largely predictable. How good is the 83rd's record?

Since neither the Democrats nor the right-wing Republicans had programs of their own, the question must be...

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