Welfare as America has known it since the Depression is just about dead and buried. The end game began in the Senate on Saturday, and the debate is already furious. Some of the proposed bill's prescriptions, such as requiring teen mothers on welfare to live at home or attend school, are long overdue. And Bob Dole has cleverly worked to smooth the harshest provisions of the House legislation. The drive to cut funds to moms who have more kids while on welfare, for example, would be left for the states as an option rather than mandated by Washington. That's the good...

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