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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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:45pm
When Unions and Civil Rights Activists Worked Together
Rick Smith hosts a daily radio talk show based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which bills itself as the place “where working people come to talk.” Smith makes it his business to know the pulse of the labor movement. But he admits to one area where his knowledge was uncomfortably thin: the ties between...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:30am
Reaction to Greece Austerity Deal: '#ThisIsACoup'
There is a real sense that the deal that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has reached with European Union leaders is less a bailout of Greece’s economy and more of a prelude to an overthrow of the leftist Syriza majority running the country – hence the popularity Monday of the Twitter hashtag “#...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:00am
On Marriage Equality, Another Bend Toward Justice
Members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, wearing blue T-shirts emblazoned with the name of a popular gay sports bar in Washington, were on a strategic street corner singing “The Impossible Dream,” the Supreme Court to their front and the Capitol to their rear. Following that star, no matter...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
Not Colorblind, Just Plain Blind, To The Roots Of Racist Terror
It was not a matter of if, but from where, some disgusting and barbaric reaction would come to Wednesday night’s terror attack at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. in which nine people died. Not surprisingly, Fox News was among the first out of the gate. The “No More Mister Nice Blog”...
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:15am
The Price We Pay For Conservative Scorn Of Amtrak
On Tuesday night, an Amtrak train spectacularly derailed on its way through Philadelphia, killing at least seven people. On Wednesday morning, a House appropriations subcommittee voted to cut federal funding for Amtrak by about 20 percent. Those are two dots Republicans don’t want you to connect. “...
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:00am
Study Finds Right-Wing Tax Voodoo Doesn’t Work
“The effects of state tax policy on economic growth, entrepreneurship, and employment remain controversial,” begins the abstract of a study of state tax policy just released by the Brookings/Urban Institute Tax Policy Center. But that’s only in the same sense that the statement “human activity is...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:15am
Baltimore’s Plight Shows Why A Good Jobs Policy Is Way Overdue
The nation is now seeing that there is a broader story to be told about the roots of the violence that broke out in Baltimore this week. In addition to the mistreatment of African Americans by police, there is also the story of extreme economic deprivation – the consignment of entire communities to...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:30am
Hillary Clinton Has Her Challenger: It Is Us
There is one respect in which politics is like investing: You don’t put your eggs in one basket. The lesson we learned from the Barack Obama presidency is that while it is good to invest some of our hopes in a presidential candidate, no single candidate warrants the investment of all of our hopes...
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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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