The Political Interest: Hope Grows in Harlem

Hope Grows in Harlem

Politicians do penance in places like Harlem and the South Bronx. They tour and deplore and promise, and very little ever changes. Last week it was Bill Clinton's turn. At a church in Harlem across the street from an abandoned building and down the block from a crack house, the master of empathy was strangely subdued. Perhaps because so much of his agenda is perceived of as dead or dying, the staple of such appearances, a litany of Administration accomplishments, was largely truncated. There was a bit of boasting ("We've done more in 20 months than anybody has in a month...

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