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Civil Liberties

Keeping Campaign Cash Out of North Carolina Courts

article icon Fact Sheet The repeal of public financing for judicial candidates could give corporate polluters and other donors more influence in North Carolina courts.

By Billy Corriher and Sean Wright | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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National Security

High Hopes, Modest Expectations

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for the first time today to discuss their strategic partnership and to build upon the already strong foundation between the United States and India.

By Aarthi Gunasekaran and Vikram Singh | Monday, September 29, 2014

Common Core classroom

The Cognitive Science Behind the Common Core

book_alt2 icon Report The cognitive science that provides the basis for the Common Core State Standards will lead to improved student learning.

By Max Marchitello and Megan Wilhelm | Friday, September 26, 2014

Common Core debate

Politics Threaten Efforts to Improve K-12 Education

article icon Issue Brief Over the past year, the Common Core State Standards have become increasingly contentious. But research shows support for the Common Core’s principles remains high.

By Max Marchitello | Friday, September 26, 2014

Energy and Environment

Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic

article icon Issue Brief New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.

By Rebecca Lefton | Friday, September 26, 2014

A mother sets the dinner table.

September 2014

article icon Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, September 26, 2014
Religion and Values

Spirited and Faithful: An Interview with Rev. Marvin Ellison on the Role of Faith Leaders in the Reproductive Justice Movement

Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Marvin Ellison, a writer, educator, and advocate for reproductive rights, about his work to organize clergy for reproductive justice.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tax Reform

The Skinny on Corporate Inversions

article icon Issue Brief A growing number of U.S. companies are using corporate inversions to change their corporate residence—and to avoid U.S. taxes in the process. Here’s what Americans need to know.

By Alexandra Thornton | Thursday, September 25, 2014

Race and Ethnicity

How to (Not) Get Away with Being Out of Touch

The recent firestorm over a New York Times preview of television’s “How to Get Away With Murder” highlights the fact that pop culture now has the tools to take racial insensitivity to task.

By Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, September 25, 2014

An intern works with a vaccine

Innovations in Apprenticeship

book_alt2 icon Report Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.

By Sarah Ayres Steinberg and Ethan Gurwitz | Thursday, September 25, 2014

Obama signs bill
National Security

Understanding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force

article icon Issue Brief This issue brief outlines potential sources of authority for lawful military actions and recommendations for a new congressional authorization directed at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

By Ken Gude | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Energy and Environment

How to Slow Near-Term Arctic and Global Warming

article icon Issue Brief The United States should make methane reduction a priority during its Arctic Council chairmanship.

By Gwynne Taraska and Patrick Clouser | Wednesday, September 24, 2014