01/10/2014 08:10 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Krugman Slams GOP Conservative 'War On Poverty'

Fifty years have passed since Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. And a funny thing happened on the way to this anniversary. Suddenly, or so it seems, progressives have stopped apologizing for their efforts on behalf of the poor, and have started trumpeting them instead. And conservatives find themselves on the defensive.

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