War On Poverty Worsened It

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Posted: May 19, 2014

Washington Post Writers Group, 2014

LBJ’s starkly bifurcated legacy includes the triumphant Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 — and the tragic aftermath of many of his other works. (Photo by Associated Press)

WASHINGTON

Standing on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: “We’re in favor of a lot of things and we’re...



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