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Obama War on Poverty

The Conservative Response to the War on Poverty Discussion -- So Far

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I'm finding some of the responses by conservative politicians, economists, et al to the War on Poverty discussion to be interesting and revealing. There's a lot of silliness, and worse, of course. I'd assign the Reagan quip, "we fought a war on poverty and lost," to that category, as well as the misleading $20 trillion talking point. But once they get past the canned stuff, there's some interesting substance. Progressives have largely been pointing out that, in fact, rigorous analysis shows both significant and even lasting progress against poverty, amidst steep remaining challenges.

WATCH: Mark Shriver: 'Politics Is A Tough Combat Sport'

Posted 02.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Mark Shriver, vice president and managing director of Save the Children, spoke about the lack of compromise in Washington during a recent interview wi...

Sam Stein

Barack Obama's Innovative War On Poverty | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Early last week, as the country was coping with a massive financial crisis, the presidential campaign witnessed the second of its three debates. With ...