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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

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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

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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

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

Federal Budget

The Disinvestment Budget: Government Investments to Improve Our Economic Future Would be Crushed Under the Recently Passed House Budget

Federal spending on infrastructure, scientific research, early childhood education, disease treatment, space exploration, and college tuition could be slashed by nearly half over the next decade.

By Scott Lilly | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Energy and Environment

Next Steps to Reduce Methane Emissions from Landfills

The Obama administration’s recently released methane strategy is the latest step to address climate change, but additional action is required to reduce emissions of this powerful greenhouse gas.

By Matt Kasper | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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

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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

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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