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Across the political spectrum, there is broad agreement about what is needed to break the cycle of poverty: a strong educational system; an accountable, responsive government; and a culture of personal responsibility. But the American Right and Left often propose radically different paths to these common goals. Kojo talks about the political and practical divide in our politics with Michelle Bernard, President and CEO of the Independent Women’s Forum.
- Michelle Bernard President and CEO, Independent Women's Forum
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