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Energy and Environment

Helping the Arctic Council Find Its True North

book_alt2 icon Report Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make climate change the focus of the Arctic Council and consider both immediate and longer-term goals if he wants to take decisive action upon becoming the Arctic Council chairman in 2015.

By Cathleen Kelly, Michael Conathan, and Vikram Singh | Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Women's Rights

7 Important Facts to Know About STDs

As STD Awareness Month comes to a close, consider the effect such diseases have on health in the United States.

By Donna Barry | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Race and Ethnicity

P. Diddy Commences a Debate

Critics of Howard University’s choice of commencement speaker fail to see how his artistic and business successes have inspired a generation of Americans.

By Devon Rollins | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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LGBT

The Global Reach of Religious Liberty Rhetoric

Anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bills and discriminatory rhetoric in the United States are sending ripples across the globe; accountability at home would do the same.

By Tami A. Martin | Monday, April 21, 2014

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Economy

April 2014

article icon Issue Brief Progressive policies similar to the Affordable Care Act can lay the foundation for stronger growth and help those most in need.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, April 21, 2014

National Security

Achieving Unity in Ukraine

The agreement reached in Geneva to de-escalate hostilities in Ukraine may or may not succeed, but the best opportunity for lasting peace rests in Kiev’s commitment to inclusive and transparent constitutional reform.

By Cory Welt | Friday, April 18, 2014

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Labor and Work

The Business Case for Paid Leave and Paid Sick Days

As states continue to pass paid leave and paid sick days legislation, evidence shows that these policies are a win-win for both employers and employees.

By Claudia Calderon Machicado | Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Energy and Environment

IPCC Redactions Obscure the Connections Among Income, Emissions, and Responsibility

For the sake of climate stabilization, countries should not conceal data relevant to the determination of mitigation responsibilities.

By Gwynne Taraska | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Women's Rights

Women in Leadership: An Interview with Ella Bell

We need to do more to include women from all backgrounds in discussions about work and leadership.

By Judith Warner | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Child care
Religion and Values

Real Family Values: Child Care and Early Childhood Education

article icon Issue Brief If we value opportunity, equality, and fairness, we must do more to provide children and working parents with access to high-quality, affordable child care.

By Emily Baxter, with Katie Hamm | Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Education

Common Core State Standards Assessments

book_alt2 icon Report Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the forthcoming tests from two nonprofit state assessment consortia—the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—have the potential to improve student mastery.

By Morgan S. Polikoff | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Religion and Values

Political Pluralism: How Government Can Support Conflicting Religious Beliefs

Christian scholars are exploring what is appropriate religious expression in a diverse society.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 16, 2014