The issue of stagnant working-class wages, which outgoing EPI President Larry Mishel has worked so hard to make prominent, is being co-opted to sell GOP tax cuts that will primarily benefit the wealthy. Even so, he counts this as progress.
Doug Jones's victory in Alabama belongs to the voters, who rose up from the grassroots in a new movement to restore voting rights and met the challenge of keeping a homophobe, racist and accused pedophile out of the U.S. Senate.
Homelessness is on the rise, and the GOP's tax and budget plans will make the housing crisis worse. A People's Hearing on Housing with Congress members in Washington, DC highlighted these problems and solutions that match their scale.
About Isaiah J. Poole
Isaiah J. Poole is communications director of People's Action, and has been the editor of OurFuture.org since 2007. Previously he worked for 25 years in mainstream media, most recently at Congressional Quarterly, where he covered congressional leadership and tracked major bills through Congress. Most of his journalism experience has been in Washington as both a reporter and an editor on topics ranging from presidential politics to pop culture. His work has put him at the front lines of ideological battles between progressives and conservatives. He also served as a founding member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.