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The Freedoms to Serve and Work

A new CAP report discusses how the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other common-sense measures to prevent workplace discrimination could benefit more than 1 million service members and veterans.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Perils of Inaction for the Highway Trust Fund

Congressional failure to address the impending shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund will mean a substantial cut to highway and public transportation programs during the heart of construction season.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Gun Violence Is Devastating the Millennial Generation

The burden of gun violence falls disproportionately on young people.

Friday, February 21, 2014

A New Model for the U.S.-China Relationship

A distinguished group of American and Chinese experts convened last September for a high-level track II dialogue to discuss a new model for the U.S.-China relationship.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Reflecting Our Country’s Growing Diversity in National Parks

Our national park system needs to be more inclusive and reflect the diversity of our nation.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Why Congress Should Invest in the Climate Resilience Fund

To protect communities from extreme weather, Congress needs to invest in President Obama’s Climate Resilience Fund.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Cost of Climate Change

Changing how we invest in our nation’s infrastructure will strengthen both it and our economy in the face of extreme weather.

Friday, February 14, 2014

How to Build a 21st Century Infrastructure

A new CAP report discusses how best to address metropolitan congestion.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Equipping Classrooms for the 21st Century

We can address the growing technological gap in schools by modernizing the E-rate program.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Importance of ENDA and Immigration Reform

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act and comprehensive immigration reform are good for workers, business, and the economy.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Supporting Caregivers Through Paid Family Leave

A new CAP issue brief illustrates the need to support caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chris Christie Is Attempting to Pack His State Supreme Court

A new CAP report discusses New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s unprecedented effort to ensure that the state supreme court rules the way he wants.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Why Courts Matter in the Fight for Voting Rights

A new CAP report addresses voter suppression tactics and details the power of the Voting Rights Act to combat them.

Monday, February 3, 2014

How to Support Common Core Implementation

If we redesign schools so that they have significantly more time for student learning and teacher development and collaboration, they will be better able to meet the challenges of Common Core implementation.

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Positive Step on Retirement

The president’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress needs to do more to help Americans save for retirement.

Thursday, January 30, 2014