Getting Past Name-Calling to Talk About Poverty is a Juan Williams op-ed that is right on target. I don’t often find myself in agreement with Williams on matters of public policy, but the thoughts he expresses here about the poverty debate should be welcomed by anyone who cares about the real issues. He welcomes the interest in dialogue from Republicans about reforms to anti-poverty programs. Williams calls for an end to the absurd accusations of racism that have been hurled at conservatives expressing interest in the debate, recognizing that the invective does nothing to advance the cause of ending poverty. Existing poverty programs at best provide funds to blunt the effects of low income; they do little to lift the impoverished out of the cycle.