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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

The Conservative Backlash Against Courts that Order Education Reform

A new CAP issue brief discusses how conservatives with an austerity agenda make it difficult for judges who rule in favor of equal funding for education.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Why the Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy

Economic research illustrates that our safety net reduces poverty and promotes mobility.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Effect of the Turkish Elections

A new CAP issue brief looks at how Turkey’s upcoming elections will shape its future relationships with the United States and European Union.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Addressing Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Our response to the Ukraine crisis should include sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Risks of a Poorly Decided Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby has the potential to redefine religious liberty to promote discrimination and unfair advantages in the corporate world.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How Race to the Top States Are Doing

Although Race to the Top states have made strong progress since the start of the program in 2010, many have a lot of work to do to meet their commitments.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Effects of a Melting Arctic on the Global Economy

We need to address climate change–and its environmental, economic, and national security implications–in the Arctic.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Again? Utilities Are Wrong About the Costs of Pollution Safeguards

New carbon-pollution safeguards are essential if we want to protect our health and economy.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Help Child Brides in the Developing World

Targeted efforts can help us break the vicious cycle of child marriage.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Understanding Putin’s National Security Policy

A new CAP issue brief explores what Putin learned from his role as Russian national security advisor in the 1999 Kosovo war.

Friday, March 14, 2014

How to Address the Crisis in Ukraine

A new CAP report looks at the key economic and diplomatic tools we have to support international law and impose a cost on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Putting the Fiscal Debate in Context

Progressives are making another compromise with the current spending cap.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to Promote Progressive Pro-Growth Trade and Competitiveness

We need to develop the international relations and domestic foundations to make trade work for America and global middle classes.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Arizona’s Immigrant and LGBT Rights

Given Arizona’s 2010 passage of the anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 and the significant backlash it faced, Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent veto of S.B. 1062 may indicate that the state is moving in a positive direction on LGBT and immigrant rights.

Monday, March 10, 2014