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War on Poverty Needs New Strategy

Since LBJ’s War on Poverty was launched, America has witnessed an unprecedented rise in cohabitation, divorce, and out-of-wedlock births. In 2014, reforms should promote personal dignity and encourage work and responsible fatherhood. Fifty years ago today, Lyndon B. Johnson stood before the U.S. Congress and, in his State of the Union address, declared, “This administration today, […]