Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Here's a quick NYT piece on the powerless feel of the modern day Senate Foreign Relations Committee and its leader, our beloved Sen Richard G. Lugar, in a world where hearings happen on talk shows. It specifically contrasts Sen Lugar with Sen J. William Fulbright and the publicized hearings in 1966. The question it tries to ask (and answer) is: why can't the foreign relations committee pull off now what they did then?

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