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Immigration Facts

The CAP Immigration Team provides a rundown of everything you need to know about our foreign-born population.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Unequal Mortgage Market

Massive disparities persist in the housing market and the economy based on the color of one’s skin, explains Michela Zonta.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Testing in the United States

States and school districts are far from the goal of better, fairer, and fewer tests, explains Melissa Lazarín.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

U.S.-Egypt Relations

Egypt continues to face a long list of challenges, explain the authors.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Gun Violence in Washington State

There are many facets of gun violence in Washington state that stand out as exception, unusual, or above the national average, explain Chelsea Parsons and Lauren Speigel.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Seafood Fraud

Shiva Polefka and Michael Conathan explore how to get crime out of the seafood supply chain.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

American Spaceflight

The United States must strengthen its space program and regain control of exploration beyond Earth, explain the authors.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Financial Reform in China

Deeper structural changes are needed to reform China’s financial system, explains Adam Hersh.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Pygmalion Effect

Research makes clear the importance of high teacher expectations for all students, the authors explain.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Executive Action on Immigration

Executive action on immigration would bring tangible benefits to the nation, explains Philip Wolgin.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to release consumers’ complaints adds additional transparency to the financial system.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Shortsighted Spending Cuts

Harry Stein and Hilary Gelfond explain why austerity is so out of hand.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Research-based Practices Behind the Common Core

The Common Core State Standards will lead to improved student learning, explains Max Marchitello and Megan Wilhelm.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Aarthi Gunasekaran and Vikram Singh discuss the meeting between newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Corporate Inversions

Alexandra Thornton explains what Americans need to know when it comes to corporate inversions.

Monday, September 29, 2014