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Whatever Happened to John Edwards?

Just so you know, Kerry’s former running mate didn’t fall off the face of the earth. Here’s where he’s parking himself. (Raleigh News & Observer):

John Edwards, the former North Carolina senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate will head UNC-Chapel Hill’s new Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.

The center will be non-partisan, according to a university news release. It will convene professors and public policy experts to examine initiatives for bringing more Americans into the middle class. It will have an advisory committee of senior faculty representing several disciplines across campus.

In his run for president, and later as John Kerry’s running mate, Edwards stressed the theme of two Americas, one for the rich and one for the poor and middle class. In addition to leading the center, Edwards also will serve as a guest lecturer on campus. “The fact that millions in this country go to work every day and still live in poverty is wrong and unacceptable,” Edwards said in a news release of his own. “This is personal to me, and I believe that it is one of the most important moral issues of our time. “Together with UNC, I will work hands-on to explore creative approaches to the difficulties that families in poverty face every day. We may not have all the answers right now, but I can promise you this: we will be asking the hard questions. We will work tirelessly so that America’s bright light of opportunity shines on all of us.”

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