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Busy serving billionaires, Republicans ignore the poor
Busy serving billionaires, Republicans ignore the poor

Give Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul credit. The junior senator from Kentucky actually talks seriously about some of the difficult challenges facing inner-city Baltimore and other distressed minority communities around the country. Lowering the scandalously high incarceration rate of young black men is prominent on Paul’s agenda. He also wants young people to be able to expunge nonviolent offenses from their criminal records so they can get jobs and make a new start. Unfortunately, even those limited steps make Paul an outlier in his party. The status of poor people, the working poor and socially disconnected minorities does not register on the radar of most...

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