Edwards Pledges to End Poverty

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Check out Ezra Klein’s firsthand account of John Edwards’ speech today, in which the former Senator vowed to make a major, major dent in poverty in the United States and put forward a number of quite serious ideas to accomplish that goal. I assume Edwards will be running for president in 2008, and even if he’s not a serious contender, it’s nice to see at least one Democrat thinking very seriously about these issues.

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