Isaiah J. Poole

Isaiah J. Poole

Isaiah J. Poole is the editorial director of The Next System Project, a project of the Democracy Collaborative.

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Friday, September 09, 2016
Time For Obama and Clinton To Oppose The Dakota Access Pipeline
The fight between Native Americans and the financial interests dead set on pushing an environmentally hazardous oil pipeline through sacred Native lands in the Midwest intensified on Thursday, ahead of what is expected to be a climactic court decision Friday on whether work on the pipeline can...
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Trump’s Immigration ‘Pivot’ and the Effort to Expose It For What It Is
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, ever the showman, is certainly poised this Wednesday to deliver a heavy dose of eye-grabbing and eye-rolling reality-show drama. Ahead of what is being billed as a major speech on immigration in Phoenix, Arizona, Trump is paying a visit in Mexico to...
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Friday, July 29, 2016
One Democratic Convention Speech Nailed The Progressive Vision
When Rev. William Barber, best known in progressive circles as the leader of the Moral Mondays protests against the right-wing governor and legislature in North Carolina, was brought to the stage at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, there was cheering from the North Carolina...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Meet Some Sanders Delegates Who Plan To Turn Anger Into Positive Action
Luz Sosa came to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a disappointed Bernie Sanders delegate. But she is leaving fired up to take on big political fights in her home town of Milwaukee. “This election was never about Bernie Sanders. These elections were about issues the American...
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Friday, July 01, 2016
A Sad And Shameful Day For Puerto Rico
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel infamously said when he was President Obama’s White House chief of staff. So it is with the legislation that President Obama signs into law Thursday that offers Puerto Rico a process for managing its crushing debt . This bill is behing...
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Here’s How Clinton’s Latest College Debt-Relief Plan Misses The Mark
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has gotten some well-deserved rebukes for the limited college-debt relief plan she unveiled Tuesday in Denver for graduates who start new businesses. “If Clinton wants to give away money to people who will eventually be wealthy, this proposal is a...
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Monday, June 20, 2016
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
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 03, 2016
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
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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