Republican Domination

Except for the few months in 2001 before Sen. Jim Jeffords quit the Republican Party, the next Congress will be the first time in 50 years that the Republicans control the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives. From 1953-55, President Dwight Eisenhower tried and failed to tame his fractious Republican majorities in Congress. Can President Bush do better than Ike? David Greenberg remembers what happened “When Republicans Last Ruled the Earth.”