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Economy

The Underuse of Apprenticeships in America

bars icon Charts The United States lags behind its European counterparts in the use of apprenticeships, a proven workforce training tool that would help American businesses, workers, and the U.S. economy as a whole.

By Sarah Ayres and Ethan Gurwitz | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Federal Budget

Biennial Budgeting Would Be a Setback in Efforts to Reform Congressional Budgeting

Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, on the question of two-year budgeting.

By Scott Lilly | Monday, July 21, 2014

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Health Care

Prostate Cancer Treatment: Unproven Proton Radiation Therapy Wastes Millions of Dollars

article icon Fact Sheet New proton therapy technology costs Medicare and seniors millions of dollars but offers zero improvement for prostate cancer patients.

By Topher Spiro, Thomas Huelskoetter, and Gina Phillipi | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Energy and Environment

One Storm Shy of Despair

book_alt2 icon Report President Obama and his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience have an opportunity to reduce extreme weather and other climate change risks to low-income families and to create resilient, safe, and equitable communities that will allow all Americans to prosper.

By Cathleen Kelly and Tracey Ross | Thursday, July 17, 2014

National Security

Toward a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran

article icon Issue Brief The United States and its international partners are nearing the deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. Three key components will ensure Iran’s nuclear program is used only for peaceful purposes.

By Benjamin Armbruster | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Energy and Environment

Video Series: A Brighter Future for India

play_alt icon Video This video series documents how solar power has the potential to improve livelihoods, health, and the environment while avoiding the need for the costly grid expansion that is a distant reality for many.

By Andrew Satter and Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Energy
Energy and Environment

Electricity Without the Grid

Distributed electric generation is a vital tool in the fight against energy poverty around the world.

By Ben Bovarnick and Eliza Dach | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Obama
Race and Ethnicity

Racism Is Impossible to Prove, But History Provides Insight

Amid charges of racism and reverse racism, only time will tell how history will judge today’s political figures.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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LGBT

Left Behind

book_alt2 icon Report Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

By Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hobby Lobby
Religion and Values

Hobby Lobby’s Win Is a Loss for Religious Liberty

When for-profit corporations get the same privileges that have historically been given to religious groups that feed the hungry and care for the sick, religion itself is cheapened and devalued.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Navigator Mary Bennett, left, helps Min Lians, who is seeking help buying health insurance
Economy

The New Budget Outlook Shows that Austerity Makes No Sense

bars icon Charts Unnecessary short-term spending cuts to solve a nonexistent debt crisis have caused measurable economic damage.

By Harry Stein and Adam Hersh | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Economy

Unbundling ‘Too Big to Fail’

book_alt2 icon Report To make progress in debates on financial reform, we need to understand the varied concerns underlying too big to fail and tailor solutions to the problems.

By Ganesh Sitaraman | Tuesday, July 15, 2014