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Nathaniel J McFadden
More needs to be done to win the War on Poverty [Letter]

I read with interest Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary Ted Dallas' recent letter on the legacy of the War on Poverty ("War on Poverty has yielded results," Jan. 11). However, I think Mr. Dallas is missing the point made by many in the community who think the War of Poverty hasn't been all that great, locally or nationally. Clearly, the gap between the poor and the rich has widened. While our state may be doing better than others, the threshold by which such comparisons are made is low. High unemployment, modest educational improvement, nagging levels of crime, vacant homes and limited access to meaningful capital continue in all too many parts of our...