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October 31, 2013 1:10 PM Now That You See the Problem….

By Ed Kilgore

We at WaMo were a bit surprised to hear Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) on the Senate floor quoting abundantly from our November-December cover package on declining opportunity, especially for young people.

Now that she’s on record as understanding the urgency of the situation, perhaps Fischer and others like her will pay just a bit of attention to the policy prescriptions offered in the same issue she’s quoting. Mark Edwards’ five-part agenda for what Congress could do right now to improve opportunities for youth would be an excellent place to start.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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