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Why Poverty Is A Much Bigger Problem Than The Government Thinks

By John Halpin Much has changed in American society since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty” in his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964. Women, people of color, the elderly, and people with disabilities … Continue reading

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The War on Poverty vs. Racism

By Imara Jones Citing the need to replace “despair with opportunity” 50 years ago this week President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty. His effort to roll back severe economic distress, along with a host of other Great Society … Continue reading

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Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

By Pam Fessler Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” His arsenal included new programs: Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, food stamps, more spending on education, and tax cuts … Continue reading

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Congress, give us new Voting Rights Act

By Donna Brazile In an earthshaking 1965 speech to Congress and to the nation, President Lyndon Johnson spoke directly to the sinister forces that had restricted black Americans’ right to vote across the South — laying out the goals of … Continue reading

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Leading From Below

Memo to everyone lambasting Obama for not getting along with Congress: The president is not all powerful. And he needs help from his supporters. By Jon Favreau He added the words in one of the later drafts. The announcement speech … Continue reading

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