50 Years Later, A New Hunger for National Anti-Poverty Agenda

Despite right-wing rhetoric, over 80 percent of Americans support renewed 'War on Poverty' policies by Lauren McCauley, staff writer — Published 2014-01-08 by Common Dreams As Wednesday marked fifty years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the need for an "unconditional war on poverty in America," a growing number of Americans are calling for a renewed fight. With roughly a third of Americans living in poverty or near-poverty conditions, rightwing critics and media pundits charge that the 'War on Poverty' was a failure. However, as policy expert [...]