Isaiah Poole

Isaiah Poole

Isaiah J. Poole has been the editor of the  OurFuture.org blog since 2007 and is also communication director for People's Action.

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Monday, May 22, 2017
The Time Is Now to Stand Up for the CFPB
Mark Feuer, the Los Angeles City Attorney who helped hold Wells Fargo accountable for creating millions of fake accounts without customers’ knowledge, now warns against efforts by the Trump administration and Congress to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “I’m appalled at the...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Progressive Caucus Budget Turns Resistance Into Policy, Rebukes Trump
To people who argue that the resistance to President Trump amounts to protest without a plan, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has delivered a detailed and robust rebuke. Its fiscal 2018 budget proposal, subtitled “A Roadmap for the Resistance,” is virtually a point-by-point rebuttal of Trump...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Grassroots Candidates Will “Rise Up” To Electorialize The Resistance
Here’s something that can’t be dismissed with a dismissive Donald Trump tweet: An electoral wave is building that seriously threatens the stranglehold that Republicans have on electoral power around the country. It showed itself this week when an unknown, young documentary filmmaker and former...
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Trumpcare Is Wrong For You. It’s A Toxic Prescription For Health Care
As medicine for our health care system, it’s worse than a placebo. It will do active harm to millions of people, particularly low-income people and seniors. It cuts taxes for the wealthy and corporations and dangles paltry tax credits to working people. It leaves consumers facing higher health care...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The Trump Infrastructure Plan Won’t Bridge the Nation’s Job Gap
President Trump on Tuesday night is expected to make what he told a meeting of governors on Monday would be “a big statement” on infrastructure spending. Democrats who have been fighting Trump fiercely on virtually every other issue have been eagerly awaiting an infrastructure plan from Trump they...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Millions of Reasons – Plus One Big One – To Block Tom Price’s Nomination
A school bus driver living in Slatington, Pa., writes that three years ago she was beginning to feel ill, but thought nothing of it until one morning, while checking the bus before starting her route, her fingers went numb. She had just signed up for a health insurance plan through the Pennsylvania...
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Amid “Men Yelling Indistinctly” At VP Debate, Shards Of Substance
The vice-presidential debate Tuesday night was rated by some commentators as generating more heat than light. At times, that certainly seemed true when watching Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence hurl charges at each other, insert practiced digs and cut each other off. A good measure of...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
A Day of Action To Stop An Oil Pipeline and “Keep It In The Ground”
Bolstered by an extraordinary order from the Obama administration to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at a site considered sacred and environmentally vulnerable by Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota, thousands upon thousands of pipeline opponents will participate Tuesday in “#NoDAPL...
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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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