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How Climate Action Can Reduce Poverty

If countries commit to a global development agenda that improves livelihoods in ways that support low-carbon and sustainable economic growth, it is possible to prevent climate change and end poverty.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Grading States’ Recusal Records

A new CAP issue brief analyzes how judges and legislators have failed to address conflicts of interest in multimillion-dollar state judicial elections.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Big Oil Still Wants Its Tax Breaks

Despite $23 billion in first-quarter profits, the big five oil companies are still receiving special tax breaks from the federal government.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How to Get More Teachers of Color into Classrooms

A new CAP report looks at how we can diversify the U.S. teacher population and improve the academic performance of students from all racial backgrounds.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Congress Should Pass Reforms to Help Undocumented Workers and the Economy

This May Day, Congress should look toward passing comprehensive immigration reform before the end of its current session.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

How to Answer the Ukraine Crisis

A new CAP column looks at what steps the United States needs to take to respond to the crisis in Ukraine.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How the Oil and Gas Industry Is Reshaping American Conservation

The oil and gas industry’s growing influence on the National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is reshaping the politics and policies surrounding the conservation of American land and wildlife.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What You Need to Know About STDs

CAP highlights STD Awareness Month and how these diseases affect Americans’ health.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Understanding the FY 2015 Defense Budget

The U.S. Department of Defense must make hard choices to create a fiscally responsible budget for the years ahead.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Goals for Secretary Kerry as Chairman of the Arctic Council

Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make climate change the focus of the Arctic Council when he assumes its chairmanship in 2015.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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