Yes, America did well in the ‘war on poverty’

In fact, if we hadn’t declared ‘unconditional war on poverty in America,’ millions more Americans would be living in poverty today.

Yes, America did well in the ‘war on poverty’

In an unabashed endorsement of government action to alleviate the plight of the poor, this week President Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty with his own call for new policies to address the continued struggles of tens of millions of Americans. In his official statement, Obama remarked that, “In the richest […]

GOP thinks it can remake itself into a party that helps the poor

The effort aims to offer an alternative to President Barack Obama's economic agenda and shed the baggage of Mitt Romney.

GOP thinks it can remake itself into a party that helps the poor

Faced with an empathy gap before the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans are trying to forge a new image as a party that helps the poor and lifts struggling workers into the middle class. GOP leaders are using the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s War on Poverty to offer a series of policy proposals […]

The JFK legacy: Camelot and conspiracies

What made the Kennedy legacy such a powerful and lasting American obsession?

The JFK legacy: Camelot and conspiracies

Within an hour after President John F. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963, Washington became a ghost town. It was still early on a Friday afternoon but, except in hidden security centers, no one in this power-centric, workaholic town had any idea what to do. The phones overloaded and stopped working periodically. Almost all […]

Sargeant Shriver dead at 95

Sargeant Shriver dead at 95

who spent four decades in public service as a member of the Kennedy family, the first director of the Peace Corps and a key warrior in Lyndon Johnson‘s War on Poverty, died on Tuesday. He was 95. Shriver, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease in his final years, was surrounded by his five children and […]