The Democrats’ Cautious Return to the War on Poverty

The poor used to matter—at least as far as political rhetoric goes. About half a century ago, Lyndon Johnson launched a war not on the struggles of the American middle class but on poverty—which had been revived as a major issue by activists and public intellectuals...

The widening racial wealth divide

“Race still determines too much,” Hillary Clinton said, in last week’s debate with Donald Trump. It “often determines where people live, determines what kind of education in their public schools they can get, and, yes, it determines how they’re treated in the...