Jobless-Benefits Cutoff: Happy New Year From Congress!

Once again, the 30 percent of hard-core conservatives in this country frighten Congress out of extending benefits to the working poor.

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David McNew/Getty Images

MSNBC made a last-minute front-page effort, but #WishList is what was trending on Twitter, and those with sanity and access have little patience for thinking about others. Most head into 2014 hoping for a better new year. But how much will that amount to if your neighbor can’t?

Charles D. Ellison is a veteran political strategist and frequent contributor to The Root. He is also Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Tribune and chief political correspondent for Uptown magazine. You can reach him via Twitter.