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Race and Ethnicity

Challenges Remain in the Battle for Equal Rights

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it is important to note that we have not finished the fight for equality.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Working mom
Labor and Work

The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work

book_alt2 icon Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.

By Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dad on parental leave
Labor and Work

Family and Medical Leave Insurance

book_alt2 icon Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.

By Heather Boushey and Alexandra Mitukiewicz | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Energy and Environment

Comments on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, for the Keystone XL, or KXL, Pipeline Permit

While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Janice Langbehn Presidential Citizens Medal
LGBT

Hospital Visitation and Medical Decision Making for Same-Sex Couples

We must take action to ensure that regulations giving same-sex couples and domestic partners visitation and medical decision-making rights are respected and enforced.

By Garrett Riou | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

immigration, taxes
Immigration

Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues

Immigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Izembek
Energy and Environment

5 Steps to Improve Safety and Avoid More Government Waste in King Cove, Alaska

Decision makers can find common-sense solutions to the important health and safety concerns of King Cove, Alaska, while avoiding more wasted taxpayer spending on a “Road to Nowhere.”

By Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, April 14, 2014

Economy

Infographic: The Hidden Dangers of 401(k) Fees

High 401(k) fees may be costing you tens of thousands of dollars and could force you to work for years longer than you had planned.

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Teacher helps student
Education

Attaining Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers in Public Schools

book_alt2 icon Report Attaining an equitable distribution of our nation's most effective teachers will require policy changes at the district, state, and federal levels.

By Glenda L. Partee | Friday, April 11, 2014

Christine Lagarde
National Security

Why IMF Reforms Matter for American Leadership on the Global Stage

Reforming the IMF strengthens a U.S.-led international institution that promotes economic growth and stability and reduces the effects of global crises, without increasing U.S. financial commitments. Congress missed a recent opportunity to ratify these reforms, but it can still act.

By Molly Elgin-Cossart | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Retirement home
Economy

Should the Ryan Budget Worry Seniors?

By circumventing a Congressional Budget Office scoring, Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan may have an even bigger downside for retirees than many have predicted.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, April 10, 2014

UWash
Higher Education

Lessons Learned

article icon Issue Brief Higher-education institutions, particularly those that disproportionately serve students of color, play a critical role in educating low-income students and reducing economic inequality.

By David A. Bergeron, Farah Ahmad, and Elizabeth Baylor | Thursday, April 10, 2014