Speaking at the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty Interfaith Vigil yesterday at the State House, Governor Chafee reflects on the failed “War on Poverty” and the broken promise of the great Society.
By Steve Ahlquist on January 9, 2014
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