National and State-by-State Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform
Granting undocumented immigrants legal status and a road map to citizenship would have economic benefits for individual states and the nation as a whole. Read more →
How the Affordable Care Act Helps Young Adults
The real threat to young-adult health insurance coverage is not the overblown claim of premium rate shock but the rejection of Medicaid expansion by states.
The Real Scandal in Libya: A Security Vacuum and New Terrorist Threats
The attempts to conjure a political scandal out of the Benghazi tragedy prevent an honest debate about how to advance stability in Libya and the risks America should be asking its diplomats to take.
Interview with Miriam Yeung
Miriam Yeung, the executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, discusses the intersections and implications of Roe v. Wade on her work on social justice and human rights.
Energy and Environment
Memorial Day Driving by the Numbers
Big Oil will be making huge profits off Americans’ travel expenditures on fuel while producing less oil and opposing health safeguards.
A Dual Disenfranchisement: 2013 Update
Issue Brief As recently released data show, the rate of women of color showing up at the polls on Election Day increased from 2008 to 2012.
Religion and Values
People of Faith Should Oppose Official Prayer at Public-School Graduation Ceremonies
In a pluralistic democracy, government should not be in the business of promoting religion.
Labor and Work
Just Jobs Index 2013
Report The Just Jobs Index assesses the nature and extent of fair jobs at a country level and creates a vivid picture of work opportunities, income and employment security, and equality of treatment and working conditions.
Race and Ethnicity
We Need to Increase Diversity in Policymaking
Diversifying the policymaking arena is imperative to developing and enacting policies that effectively respond to today’s America.
Labor and Work
Video Series: Unions Make the Middle Class
Video The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.
3 Things You Need to Know About Sequestration and Cuts to Federal Public-Safety Programs
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes are being left in the dust as sequestration continues to take effect and Congress proposes more cuts to vital services.
Budget Cuts Endanger Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims
This year sequestration will cut more than $26 million from services that support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
A Stronger Middle Class Leads to More Investment in Postsecondary Education
The rise in U.S. income inequality and the decline of the American middle class have skewed public policy toward the wishes of the rich and contributed to underinvestment in higher education.
Worse than Watergate?
With the release of the Benghazi emails on Wednesday, the notion that any of it could have been “worse than Watergate” is difficult to countenance.