One Storm Shy of Despair
President Obama and his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience have an opportunity to reduce extreme weather and other climate change risks to low-income families and to create resilient, safe, and equitable communities that will allow all Americans to prosper. Read more →
Toward a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran
The United States and its international partners are nearing the deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. Three key components will ensure Iran’s nuclear program is used only for peaceful purposes.
Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Energy and Environment
Video Series: A Brighter Future for India
Video This video series documents how solar power has the potential to improve livelihoods, health, and the environment while avoiding the need for the costly grid expansion that is a distant reality for many.
Biennial Budgeting Would Be a Setback in Efforts to Reform Congressional Budgeting
Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, on the question of two-year budgeting.
Prostate Cancer Treatment: Unproven Proton Radiation Therapy Wastes Millions of Dollars
Fact Sheet New proton therapy technology costs Medicare and seniors millions of dollars but offers zero improvement for prostate cancer patients.
Energy and Environment
Electricity Without the Grid
Distributed electric generation is a vital tool in the fight against energy poverty around the world.
Race and Ethnicity
Racism Is Impossible to Prove, But History Provides Insight
Amid charges of racism and reverse racism, only time will tell how history will judge today’s political figures.
Religion and Values
Hobby Lobby’s Win Is a Loss for Religious Liberty
When for-profit corporations get the same privileges that have historically been given to religious groups that feed the hungry and care for the sick, religion itself is cheapened and devalued.
The New Budget Outlook Shows that Austerity Makes No Sense
Charts Unnecessary short-term spending cuts to solve a nonexistent debt crisis have caused measurable economic damage.
Unbundling ‘Too Big to Fail’
Report To make progress in debates on financial reform, we need to understand the varied concerns underlying too big to fail and tailor solutions to the problems.
What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil
The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
Labor and Work
The Bottom Line: Apprenticeships are Good for Business
Here are the top five ways American companies can benefit from hiring an apprentice.
Switching from a Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based User Fee
Report The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come.
Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers
Administrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.