Isaiah Poole is the executive editor at TomPaine.com. He previously wrote for from Congressional Quarterly, where he covered congressional leadership and tracked major bills through Congress. He has worked for more than 25 years as an editor and reporter for various newspapers, mostly in Washington, and has written articles on topics ranging from presidential politics to pop culture. He is also a founding member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He is a native Washingtonian.
Hale Stewart is a former bond broker with several regional firms. He writes a blog devoted to finance titled the Bonddad Blog, and an economics and finance column twice weekly for the Huffington Post. Hale is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law¹s LLM program with a dual concentration in international and domestic taxation. He currently practices law in