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Isaiah J. Poole

Entries by Isaiah J. Poole

Progressive Caucus Challenge: Jobs Vs. Games

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 1:40 PM

The contrast between who in Congress is serious about job creation and economic recovery and who isn't could hardly be more stark than it is today.

House Republicans have scheduled a vote this afternoon on what is superficially a measure to extend long-term unemployment benefits and continue a break on...

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We Need A Jobs Summit -- Here's Why

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2011 | 12:15 PM

To break the inside-the-Beltway consensus that a robust, government-led effort to lower the unemployment rate this year should not be on the table for legislative debate, the Campaign for America's Future this week announced that it is convening a Summit on Jobs and America's Future on March 10 in...

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We Need an Unemployed People's Campaign

(249) Comments | Posted January 14, 2011 | 8:38 AM

When Martin Luther King Jr. gave the sermon at the National Cathedral in Washington on March 31, 1968 to highlight the Poor People's Campaign he was organizing for later that spring, unemployment was hovering just under 7 percent -- for African Americans. The nationwide average was under...

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The Next Enron Scandal: Will The SEC Endorse Legalized Fraud?

(6) Comments | Posted May 11, 2007 | 12:18 PM

The Enron scandal is rearing its ugly head again, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has to decide with whom it will stand: Will it be with small investors who depend on the honest advice of financial advisors or with bankers who, thanks to a recent federal court decision, have...

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Conservatism vs. Reality

(19) Comments | Posted May 4, 2007 | 11:44 AM

If Thursday night's Republican presidential debate left you feeling as if you were seeing 10 white men from some alternate universe, you would not have been surprised by the feeling if you had seen a debate at the National Press Club in Washington just hours before.

There, William Kristol, one...

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