One Fox Leaves the Coop

As an an outspoken outspoken Democratic champion of Ronald Reagan's economic programs, Texas Congressman Phil Gramm could hardly be described as a perfect party man. So it came as no surprise last week when the Democrats' Steering and Policy Committee voted 26 to 4 to oust Gramm from his seat on the influential House Budget Committee. Gramm promptly resigned from Congress and announced he would run for re-election as a Republican. "My crime," he declared before a jammed press conference in his Sixth Congressional District office in Bryan, Texas, "was that I...

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