How Shortsighted Spending Cuts Increase Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
Austerity is so out of hand that there are opportunities to reverse some of the most shortsighted and damaging cuts while at the same time reducing deficits. Read more →
The Middle-Class Squeeze
America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.
The risk of sexual assault and abuse of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in U.S. custody demands swift implementation of stronger protections.
Keeping Campaign Cash Out of North Carolina Courts
Fact Sheet The repeal of public financing for judicial candidates could give corporate polluters and other donors more influence in North Carolina courts.
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.
The Cognitive Science Behind the Common Core
Report The cognitive science that provides the basis for the Common Core State Standards will lead to improved student learning.
Politics Threaten Efforts to Improve K-12 Education
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.
Energy and Environment
Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic
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.
Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.
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.
The Skinny on Corporate Inversions
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.
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.
Innovations in Apprenticeship
Report Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.
Understanding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force
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.