Isaiah Poole

Isaiah J. Poole has been the editor of OurFuture.org since 2007 and also directs the Campaign for America's Future's online communications.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
‘Raise Wages, Empower Workers’ At the Top of the Populism2015 Agenda
The wave of “Fight for $15″ demonstrations that swept the country Wednesday were in themselves a big deal – actions in more than 230 cities in the United States and in several foreign cities in which hundreds of thousands of workers walked off their jobs to protest low wages and their lack of...
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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:15am
Senate Budget Votes Reveal The Same Old ‘Party Of No’
The series of votes that will shape the Senate’s version of the fiscal 2016 federal budget won’t be until Friday morning, but we already know how this drama ends, with Republicans keeping true to being the “party of ‘no'” when it comes to actions that would help raise wages, empower workers and...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 2:30pm
House Democrats Will Be Measured By Their People’s Budget Vote
Politics isn’t always the art of compromise. Sometimes, it is the imperative of standing up for principle. Sometimes, it is the refusal to accept the boundaries of the politically acceptable and, guided by a vision of a nation that can do better by its people, redraw the boundaries. One of those...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 2:30pm
Fair Trade Is a Racial Justice Issue
The work of repairing the racial fissures that broke wide open in Ferguson, Missouri last year goes beyond the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. It also goes beyond ending the practices highlighted in a Justice Department report that criticized Ferguson cops and courts for shaking...
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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:15am
Four Reasons The Coming Congressional Budget Battle Matters
We’ve heard many conservative elected leaders adopt a new tone when they talk about income inequality, but this week House Republicans will double down on the same-old-same-old when they release their proposed federal budget, which will continue their push to enrich the wealthy at the expense of...
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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 12:45pm
More Proof Conservative Anti-Tax Dogma Only Applies To The Rich
Here’s a question to ask New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie the next time he appears at a public event: “Why is it in your state the top 1 percent of income earners pay state taxes at a rate that is on average 28 percent less than what middle-income earners pay?” Then watch the fireworks. You might...
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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 1:15pm
Corporate Tax Break Scheme Is Gaining A Momentum We Must Stop
There is no real argument over whether the nation needs to do more to improve its infrastructure – its transportation, water, power and information networks. But there is an argument over how best to pay for it all – and that argument is increasingly turning in a dangerous direction. Financially...
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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Fight for $15 in ’15
Looking for some good news on the job front? This should be a big year for the “Fight for $15,” a national movement to turn low-wage jobs into “living wage” jobs that pay enough to lift workers out of poverty. The movement got a big push in December when pro-living wage demonstrations were...
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:00am
On Day 1, House GOP Rigs The Rules For The Rich, Against The Disabled
The House of Representatives wasted no time Tuesday in setting up schemes that are designed to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. House Republicans approved on late Tuesday a resolution of operating rules that include several pretty outrageous provisions, such as an authorization to...
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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:30am
The Ominous ‘Cromnibus,’ A Budget Bill That Should Have Died
With all of the justifiable anger directed at what’s in the 2015 spending bill – the omnibus continuing resolution or “cromnibus” – that the House struggled to pass late Thursday, there is also a major story to be told about what’s not in the bill. It’s a story of missed opportunities that is as...
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