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Apprenticeship National Standards

Sarah Ayres writes on how employer-written national guideline standards can strengthen America’s apprenticeship system.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Social Security and Communities of Color

Christian E. Weller and Farah Ahmad explore how improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Troubles in Ferguson

Sam Fulwood III writes on the turmoil playing out in the Show Me State.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Millennium Development Goals

Annie Malknecht writes on the accomplishments of the Millennium Development Goals.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Community Development Block Grant Program

CDBG continues to serve as an important tool in helping communities across the country tackle emerging challenges in affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Shiva Pedram explains why the Middle Eastern countries currently sheltering Syrian refugees need international support.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Florida’s Immigration Turnaround

Zach Fields writes on Florida’s changing demographics and their effects on immigration policy.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Shangri-La Dialogue

The annual Singapore-based Asia-Pacific security summit, traditionally a convivial affair, is becoming more candid and sharp elbowed—and that’s a good thing.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Skewed Perspective in the Media

A hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see of black Americans.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Koch Brothers and Nonpartisan State Supreme Court Races

Groups in Washington want to protect state legislatures’ agendas from legal challenges.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Central American Children Fleeing Violence

Violent conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families from Central America to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Expanding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

President Obama must act boldly to preserve one of the planet’s last unspoiled ocean ecosystems.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Children Fleeing Central America Need Legal Counsel

The United States should provide legal representation for Central American child refugees, many of who have legitimate claims for relief.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

Increased LNG exports could theoretically result in a net benefit for the climate.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Despite Stable Recovery, Wages Have Yet to Budge

The U.S. labor market faces long-term quality and quantity problems

Tuesday, August 5, 2014