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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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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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 12:45pm
The Economic Justice We Should Be Voting For
Polls are open Tuesday in four cities that are listed among the 10 “worst cities for black Americans” and two of “America’s most segregated cities,” according to reports published last year by 24/7 Wall St. The four worst cities for black people are all in Illinois. The list includes fourth-worst...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:15pm
Why We Need The People’s Budget’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
Set aside for a moment concerns about political gridlock on Capitol Hill. Think about the actual gridlock that could await lawmakers and citizens on their way to Capitol Hill. Earlier in March, Washington area residents learned that one of the major bridges in the city – one that carries about 70,...
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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Whistleblowers Challenge Candidates: Stand Against Wall Street Fraud
Four people who have been at the center of some of the nation’s biggest Wall Street scandals have come together to send a message to the 2016 presidential candidates: Pledge to stand against Wall Street fraud and corruption – not just with words, but with the kind of actions that Americans have...
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