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The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

A new CAP series features the most comprehensive research and analysis available for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the fastest-growing demographic in the nation.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How Increasing the Minimum Wage Would Help People of Color

With a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians would see a $16.1 billion total wage increase.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How to Achieve Unity in Ukraine

The best chance for enduring peace in Ukraine rests in transparent and inclusive constitutional reform.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Immigration Reform Would Increase Tax Revenues

A new CAP column explains why immigration reform would lead to significantly more tax revenues.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Common Core State Standards and Improved Student Mastery

A new CAP report looks at the challenges and opportunities of the Common Core State Standards.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to Reduce Methane Emissions from Landfills

The Obama administration must take more action to reduce methane emissions that contribute to climate change.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What We Can Do About Retirement Fees Straining the Middle Class

A new CAP issue brief discusses how better disclosure of retirement fees will help boost retirement savings.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poor Students and Students of Color Need Better Access to Highly Qualified Teachers

Policymakers need to make sure that all students have access to the education they deserve.

Friday, April 11, 2014

How Restoring Coastal Ecosystems Will Help Our Economy

If we restore degraded coastal ecosystems, we can get economic returns above and beyond economic stimulus and short-term job creation.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Coal Leases Undermine the Obama Administration’s Commitment to Fight Carbon Pollution

The Obama administration’s desire to sell coal leases is at odds with its climate program.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Taking the Temperature of the U.S. Labor Market

Labor-market statistics show a need for action from policymakers.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How the Supreme Court Ruled on Political Corruption

The recent Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC will allow the wealthiest Americans even more influence over politicians, including elected judges.

Monday, April 7, 2014

How the Ryan Budget Hurts Communities of Color

The fiscal year 2015 Ryan budget once again puts millionaires, big corporations, and Big Oil ahead of communities of color.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Struggle for Political Pluralism in Tunisia

A new CAP report looks at intra-Islamist debates about political change and the battle of ideas against North Africa’s violent extremism.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record—Again

For the past three years, the Ryan budget has cut middle-class investments and the social safety net in favor of tax breaks for millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014