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Race and Ethnicity

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

book_alt2 icon Report Read the full report, released on September 11, 2014.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are quickly reaching the critical mass needed to be politically relevant, but data about this group have often been unavailable. This series features the most comprehensive research and analysis for the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah Ahmad | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Religion and Values

Wise as Serpents but Harmless as Doves

The Obama administration’s new birth control rules are generous and strategically smart, but some opponents still aren’t happy.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Race and Ethnicity

Why Immigration Reform Is Good for All

Black Americans have no reason to fear job losses from the promised White House protections for undocumented immigrant families.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Poverty

Asset Limits Are a Barrier to Economic Security and Mobility

article icon Issue Brief It is long past due to reform asset limits for safety net programs that work at odds with the goals of family economic security and mobility.

By Rebecca Vallas and Joe Valenti | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Housing

As More Households Rent, How Can We Encourage Them to Save?

article icon Issue Brief Drawing on the most successful elements of previous efforts is the key to designing strong and effective renter savings programs.

By David M. Abromowitz and Sarah Edelman | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Syria
National Security

Defeating ISIS: An Integrated Strategy to Advance Middle East Stability

article icon Issue Brief Combating the extremist group in Iraq and Syria will require a concerted diplomatic and security strategy in coordination with U.S. allies around the world.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Vikram Singh | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Higher Education

How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students

article icon Issue Brief Several colleges and universities have greater success than others graduating students of color and low-income students, as well as closing gaps across demographics, which offers a promising model for other higher-education institutions.

By Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Religion and Values

Infographic: The Ripple Effect of the Hobby Lobby Decision

Allowing corporate religious liberty to trump employees’ religious liberty can lead to a cascade of poor health outcomes for the nation.

By Donna Barry, Laura E. Durso, and Chester Hawkins, with Amelia Esenstad and Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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LGBT

Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality

article icon Issue Brief Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices.

By Hannah Hussey and Sarah Audelo | Monday, September 8, 2014

Unemployment
Economy

The United States Needs More and Better Jobs

Nearly 40 percent of new jobs concentrated in low-wage industries.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, September 5, 2014

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Housing

Is the FHA Distressed Asset Stabilization Program Meeting Its Goals?

book_alt2 icon Report On DASP’s two-year anniversary, CAP provides recommendations for how the Federal Housing Administration can better help neighborhoods and homeowners while still saving money for taxpayers.

By Sarah Edelman, Julia Gordon, and Aashna Desai | Friday, September 5, 2014

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Health Care

Accountable Care States

book_alt2 icon Report In order to control health care costs, states should have the option to become “Accountable Care States” that are accountable for health care costs, the quality of care, and access to care—with sizable financial rewards for keeping overall costs low.

Thursday, September 4, 2014