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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Friday, August 18, 2017
As Trump Hits a New Low, Here’s How We Go High
It has, today, come to this: The person holding the title of president of the United States in 2017 decries the loss of “beautiful statues and monuments” to white supremacy, “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart.” This is a new low for a presidency that is...
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"The chants of resistance that rang out in January have since grown into thunder. But they leave a critical question unanswered: Will crowds evolve into a movement that produces leaders with a mandate to govern with a progressive, grassroots-based agenda?" Views
Thursday, August 10, 2017
On the Road From Protest to Power: A Rising Tide
The millions who gathered in Washington and around the country for the historic Women’s March , one day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, made an indisputable statement: Trump may have won the presidency, but he did not win a mandate to govern. The chants of resistance that rang out in January...
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"What the nation needs is not an assault on immigration, but an assault on the effects of structural racism and economic inequality. Instead of dismantling affirmative action, we need investments in schooling for African-American children that start at preschool – and before." Views
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Trump’s Bid to Pit Black and Brown Workers Against Each Other
President Trump has resurrected an old canard in his effort to sell a new effort to restrict immigration into the United States. The legislation he backs, he said at a White House ceremony , was necessary in part to protect “minority workers competing for jobs against brand-new arrivals” under the...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Get Back Your Right To Take Your Bank To Court
Wall Street, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and right-wing Republicans are ganging up again this week against consumers who want to hold financial institutions that rip them off accountable. The target this time is a rule issued this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that is designed...
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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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