Nation: The President's Post-Election Agenda

THE Nixon-Agnew fall campaign, by what it stressed and what it ignored, glazed the Administration with a more conservative patina than its actual policies warranted. The approach lost more than it gained. Further, the President goes into his second two years with most of his program still unrealized. Hence Richard Nixon the policymaker and administrator now has considerable cause­and opportunity­to edge back toward the middle.

He is not, of course, about to embrace the Democratic liberals or make a willy-nilly alliance with the G.O.P. left. For the sake of both appearances and tactics,...

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