How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014
Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year. Read more →
A look at the damaging effects of sequestration on people across America.
Sequestering American Innovation
We explore historical trends in federal R&D investment and the impact of fiscal austerity on American innovative capacity.
Energy and Environment
5 Assignments for the Task Force on Climate Preparedness
President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness must identify federal disaster-recovery and resilience costs and the revenue to pay for them.
An Address by the President of the United States, the Honorable Barack Obama
President Obama delivers remarks at a Center for American Progress event, focusing on his plan to grow the economy and the middle class. View the video of the address here.
Ending Poverty in a Generation: The Post-2015 Development Agenda
CAP Chair John Podesta delivers a speech at Georgetown University.
Religion and Values
1 Year After the Sandy Hook School Shooting, Dean Gary Hall Calls for Action on Gun Violence Prevention
Sally Steenland and the Very Rev. Gary Hall discuss the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting and why faith leaders are at the forefront of gun control prevention advocacy.
Making Sense of the Senate and House’s Visions of Immigration Reform
Issue Brief As 2013 comes to an end, we examine how House Republicans’ piecemeal approach stacks up against the Senate’s broad immigration reform bill passed in June.
Infographic: Not Difficult Enough?
The Senate's 13-year path to citizenship requires immigrants to clear many hurdles. Don't let the House add more.
Labor and Work
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families
If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.
Common-Sense Reforms to Protect Americans’ Privacy
The Obama administration should support bipartisan amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
Labor and Work
Despite Job Growth, Americans Continue to Struggle to Reach the Middle Class
The U.S. economy added 203,000 new jobs in November, but middle-class jobs remain scarce for millions of Americans.
Labor and Work
Labor and Management Working Together
Is this an innovative step for the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen?
Is Obamacare the End of Liberalism? Not So Much
Pundits—evoking Chicken Little—treated the glitches in the health care website as a historic catastrophe. They look more than a little silly now.
The Right to Read: Suing a State for Better Teaching
Recognizing that the ability to read by the third grade is a critical milestone, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class action lawsuit against a Michigan school district for failing to teach students to read at grade level.