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Monday, May 21, 2007

Poverty Makes Comeback as Election Theme


After years of calling it something else, some political leaders are working to put poverty back high on the nation's agenda. Mayors, some members of Congress, a governor and a presidential candidate are bidding to make America's poor an issue in the 2008 campaign and beyond. (USA Today, Monday)

Just what we need: vote-hungry politicians talking about poverty.

FEE Timely Classic
Does Welfare Diminish Poverty? by Howard Baetjer Jr.