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Examiner Editorial: New weapons are needed to win the war on poverty

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Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed Congress in his first State of the Union Address in the wake of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America,” Johnson said. “I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort.” By the time Johnson left office in 1969, Congress had...

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