Congress: the sapless branch. by Joseph S. Clark

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .

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  • United States. Congress.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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LC ClassificationsJK1061 .C57
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 268 p.
Number of Pages268
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Open LibraryOL5911082M
LC Control Number64012669

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“L.B.J. has no idea of his own but consensus,” Schlesinger noted. He also wrote another book, “Congress: The Sapless Branch.” Advertisement His election as mayor ended a corruption-ridden Republican administration and he replaced the city’s spoils system. By the time that Kennedy was elected president inliberals had lost faith in the existing Congress.

Democrat Senator Joseph Clark called his colleagues the “sapless Author: Julian E. Zelizer. “A Different Kind of Congress” The Class [of ‘74] brought more than support for reform to archaic House [of Representatives] procedures: it brought generational change, a merging of the external activism of the streets — the campus, civil rights, and anti-war movements, the battles for women’s rights and consumer protection, the drive for energy innovation and transparent government.

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The House of Representatives has been a bulwark for conservatism in the age of Obama. Even though Democrats hoped that the election marked a new era in progressive politics, the predictions were wrong.

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'Clinton Rossiter, The American Presidency (New York, ), Senator Joseph Clark has made similar suggestions in his new book The Sapless Branch, and there have been dozens of books and articles by distinguished journalists and scholars in the same vein.

Bendiner’s effort to prove the hypothesis by examining a particular case in detail is clearly useful. 88th Congress, at which time he as­ sisted Senator Clark on his book.

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And I would have, except that in.

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