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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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:15am
People’s Summit Attendees Leave Determined To Keep “The Bern” Alive
After an intense weekend of speeches and discussion about the future of the progressive “political revolution” sparked by the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, the People’s Summit ended Sunday with a charge to continue to keep “the Bern” blazing through a myriad electoral and justice campaigns...
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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 4:15pm
People’s Summit Seeks To Take ‘Political Revolution’ To The Next Level
If you actually read Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speech to his supporters Thursday – rather than the news coverage of it – you will immediately grasp the importance of this weekend’s gathering in Chicago of about 3,000 progressive leaders and grassroots activists. Sanders is...
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Friday, June 3, 2016 - 12:45pm
President Obama Finally Gets It Right On Expanding Social Security
President Obama on Wednesday did a remarkable 180-degree turn on Social Security, and since we have been dogging him for his earlier failed attempt at a “grand bargain” that would have cut Social Security benefits for future seniors, let’s give credit where credit is due. Here’s what the president...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:00am
The New Agenda For Taking On Wall Street
More than 20 progressive organizations representing millions of voters are putting their weight behind a five-point agenda for the next stage of Wall Street reform. What these groups will formally announce Tuesday, in an event featuring Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, sets a high but practical...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
Questionable Assumptions Behind Critiques of Sanders’ Economic Plan
It’s “Neoliberals Gang Up on Bernie Sanders Week” along the corridor of Washington establishment think-tanks that include the Brookings Institution, the Urban Institute and a Brookings offspring, the Tax Policy Center. Out of this corridor came not one, but two reports this week that give negative...
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:30pm
Finally, Justice For Consumers Wronged By Banks Is Within Reach
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is on the verge of correcting a fundamental perversion of our justice system and restore to consumers their right to their day in court when they are wronged by a bank or credit card company. A new regulation that the agency announced on Thursday it is...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 8:45am
Sanders Didn’t Start The Fire, So Don’t Ask Him To Put It Out
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign operation has been anything but subtle in suggesting that now that her win in the New York primary Tuesday has made her nomination at the Democratic convention pretty much inevitable, it’s time for the Bernie Sanders campaign to die with dignity. Let’s get on...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:45pm
Elizabeth Warren Takes On TurboTax (And Its Fellow Scavengers)
One of the right’s favorite talking points is how they’d like the tax code to be so simple that a citizen could file their taxes on a postcard. Here’s what the right doesn’t talk about: There is already a law on that books that would make tax filing simpler and save taxpayers tens of millions of...
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 4:00pm
Fight for $15 Movement Confronts The Presidential Candidates
Thursday night is a big night for both political parties in New York City, with the Democratic presidential candidates staging a presidential debate in Brooklyn and the Republican candidates appearing at a black-tie fundraiser at the New York Hilton. But before they get to their big nights, the...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:45am
People’s Budget Formally Unveiled Amid GOP Dystopia and Dysfunction
The fiscal 2017 People’s Budget was formally unveiled Tuesday by leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus on the same day that House Republicans released their own dystopian spending plan – and found that conservatives were criticizing it for not being austere enough. It was a day of sharp...
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