A Declaration To Reset The Education Debate

You may have seen stories about the poor quality of Washington, D.C.’s public schools. You probably have also heard about how Michelle Rhee was brought from near-obscurity to take over […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Tell The Senate To Stop Filibustering Affordable College

The Senate on Thursday, in a real sense, filibustered the future. A Republican minority set themselves up as a roadblock against college students struggling to pay for their education and […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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A Long Cold Summer For Young People Looking For Work

I got my first job while I was in high school through a small community organization run by Willie J. Hardy who operated out of what legendary Washington Post writer William Raspberry described as a "tiny, hopelessly cluttered quonset hut."
Isaiah J. Poole
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Lift The Millstone of Student Debt That’s Slowing The Economy

Do you think that student loan debt is only a problem for college students and perhaps their parents? The escalation of student loan debt in the past decade is a millstone around the neck of the entire economy, and you are touched by its effects.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Enough Is Enough: Take Action Today To Fix A Broken Senate

Today, the Campaign for America’s Future is joining 100 other organizations in delivering a message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell: Enough is enough. […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Time To Demand A Vote To Increase The Minimum Wage

More than 15,000 people have signed a SignOn.org petition posted by the Campaign for America's Future to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and then index it to inflation.
Isaiah J. Poole
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African Americans Still In Depression

Among African-American voters there are a significant segment that has complained for years that their votes are taken for granted by the Democratic party. It is the bloc whose unity around Barack Obama propelled him into the White House.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Hedrick Smith: It’s Human Deficits, Not Budget Deficits

Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith is definitely on a mission these days, barnstorming the country not only to promote his latest book, “Who Stole the American […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Think Bold On Jobs: A $1 Trillion Transportation Plan

One of the consequences of the federal spending sequester now in place is that $4 billion is being cut this year from transportation and infrastructure programs, according to House Transportation […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Sorry, Tyler Cowen, We’re Not Taking Any More Lumps

I have a message for Tyler Cowen, the occasional New York Times columnist and George Mason University professor who was quoted this morning in a Times story on the effects […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Push Beyond The Limits Of Obama’s Infrastructure Jobs Plan

President Obama’s infrastructure investment plan, released officially Wednesday afternoon, is an important step in the direction of what America needs: a full-employment plan that puts Americans back to work rebuilding […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Protesters Counter ‘Fix The Debt’ Baloney

The group Fix the Debt has been at it again, releasing another proposal designed to divert the nation’s attention to the so-called “debt crisis,” while the more pressing jobs crisis […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Majority Of House Democrats Say Stop The Benefit Cuts

A majority of House Democrats have signed a House Progressive Caucus letter to President Obama opposing benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “We write to affirm our vigorous […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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State of the Union Challenge: A Five-Year Jobs Plan

The previews of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday promise that job creation will be a major focus – a welcome development in the face of Washington’s […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Repealing The Sequester Is The Real Balanced Approach

After President Obama called on Congress today to postpone the deep across-the-board federal spending cuts set to kick in on March 1 in the so-called sequester, Campaign for America’s Future […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Push To Get Heidi Hartmann For Labor Secretary

The Campaign for America’s Future ‘s Roger Hickey today joins a long list of leaders who are calling on President Obama to name Heidi Hartmann, the founder and president of […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Video: ‘We Have To Continue The Filibuster Fight’

The fight for filibuster reform does not stop with what MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz on Thursday dubbed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “fail-ibuster.” Communications Workers of America President […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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The Chamber of Commerce Speech We Really Wanted To Hear

The annual “State of American Business” speech delivered today by Thomas J. Donohoe, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was largely predictable and not particularly noteworthy. But it did […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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What About The Jobs and Wages Cliff?

One of the most maddening features of the current fiscal cliff/fiscal swindle debate is that the chattering class rarely acknowledges the people who have already fallen off the cliff: 5 […]
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