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, 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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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:15pm
Do Americans Really Want Hillary Clinton’s ‘Vital Center’?
Hillary Clinton invoked what she called the “vital center” in a speech before the New York Historical Society this past weekend as the place where most Americans want their politicians to be. But public opinion right now is actually tilted fairly leftward, according to an NBC News/Wall Street...
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
The Opportunity To Reawaken The Progressive Majority
It remains true, as we have asserted time and again using findings on our Populist Majority website , that the American majority is firmly populist and broadly progressive. But we have also seen time and again – most recently in this month’s elections – that people will vote based on their...
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Senator Bernie Sanders in Waitsfield, VT with 350 Vermont & Friends, May 5, 2012 (flickr/cc/350 Vermont) Views
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:15pm
Sanders For President?
In this interview Monday on NPR’s “On Point ,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) laid out his argument for a potential presidential bid, and Campaign for America’s Future’s Robert Borosage outlined the agenda that Democrats should adopt to rebuild its majority. Sanders says in the interview that he is...
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:15am
Progressive Demand: “Robust, Long-Term” Transportation Funding
The House is scheduled to begin debate Tuesday on a short-term patch to get past an election-season crisis on federal transportation funding, but the Campaign for America’s Future sent a letter to members of Congress today calling on them to “quickly renew robust, long-term funding for the Highway...
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Today’s Senate Minimum Wage Vote Is A Moral Litmus Test
The Senate is expected to vote today on whether to proceed to final debate on a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. It’s a key political vote that separates who stands with working people and who doesn’t. But, more importantly, it’s a vote that measures the morality and...
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:45pm
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Fear The CBO Minimum Wage Report
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