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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

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

Radiation therapists use X-rays to show the exact position of a patient's tumor in the left lung
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

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

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

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

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

wall street bull

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

Leaders of the BRICS countries meet in Russia
National Security

What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil

The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

By Molly Elgin-Cossart | Monday, July 14, 2014

President Barack Obama talks with electrical apprenticeship instructor Tim Wisyanski
Labor and Work

The Bottom Line: Apprenticeships are Good for Business

Here are the top five ways American companies can benefit from hiring an apprentice.

By Sarah Ayres and Ben Schwartz | Monday, July 14, 2014

electric car
Tax Reform

Switching from a Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based User Fee

book_alt2 icon Report The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come.

By Kevin DeGood and Michael Madowitz | Friday, July 11, 2014

obama texas

Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers

Administrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.

By Patrick Oakford and Marshall Fitz | Thursday, July 10, 2014