Kings of The Hill Who needs Dukakis?

Congress is getting its way now

"The tide of history," Ronald Reagan told a conference of conservatives in 1986, "is all but irreversibly turned our way." Last week the historic 100th Congress was busy debating federal funding for child care, job leave for parents, increases in the minimum wage and final touches on a welfare-reform act. The President himself signed into law a congressionally initiated expansion of the food-stamp program, the most sweeping in a decade. The actions simply underscored what the Democratic Congress has been proving throughout the final two years of Ronald Reagan's second term: tides that flow also ebb.

Ironically, the most conservative President...

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