50 Years Ago, Americans Fired Their Dysfunctional Congress Like Obama, JFK and LBJ found their agendas stymied by a hostile Congress, until Ameri
It’s almost impossible to find anyone who is optimistic about Congress. The good news is that this is not the first time we've despaired over Congressional dysfunction. In fact, in the years leading up to one of the biggest outbursts of legislative productivity—the passage of the Great Society in 1965 and 1966—there was a huge chorus of critics who decried the inaction of Congress. Revisiting that history can teach us about how to navigate the present political morass.