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The Tax Gap

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts and targeted investments that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Recommendations for Overseeing Government Contractors

Pratap Chatterjee testifies on private contractors before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

By Pratap Chatterjee | Thursday, July 7, 2011

Energy

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts and targeted investments that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tax Ex-Spend-Itures

Seth Hanlon explains how the debt limit debate underway in Washington isn’t really about spending versus taxes, as conservatives claim—it’s about whether conservative lawmakers are willing to put wasteful tax code spending on the chopping block.

By Seth Hanlon | Thursday, June 30, 2011

Health Care

The latest in a weekly series from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.

By Kristina Costa | Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Grounds for Objection

book_alt2 icon Report A significant number of people are unable to afford legal assistance, a serious problem for both litigants and courts, writes Joy Moses.

By Joy Moses | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

When Second Best Is the Best We Can Do

book_alt2 icon Report We must keep pressing for more lawyers while doing everything we can to make the courts less impenetrable for people who struggle to use them without legal representation.

By Peter Edelman | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Justice Gap

book_alt2 icon Report Congress should help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Legal Services Corporation to better serve civil legal aid programs.

By Alan Houseman | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Procurement

This is the latest in a weekly series from CAP's Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Access to Evidence

book_alt2 icon Report New practices can help millions of Americans access the legal assistance they need.

By Jeffrey Selbin, Josh Rosenthal, and Jeanne Charn | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Reviewing What Works

The Center for American Progress has developed a performance review process that helps the government undertake a systematic review of spending programs and tax expenditures.

By Jitinder Kohli and Seth Hanlon | Thursday, June 16, 2011

Don’t Close Open-Government Sites

Pratap Chatterjee reports on how slashed funding for important transparency initiatives risks harming government efficiency.

By Pratap Chatterjee | Thursday, June 16, 2011

Information Technology

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By Pratap Chatterjee | Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Building on a Successful Recovery.gov

The Obama administration’s new Campaign to Cut Waste promises to build on the successes of the 2009 Recovery Act and usher in a new era of transparency and accountability over government spending, write Julia Kantor and Sam Ungar.

By Julia Kantor and Sam Ungar | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Executive Reorganization

article icon Issue Brief Harrison Wellford, Jitinder Kohli, and James Hairston on six lessons about executive reorganization the Obama administration could learn from the Carter era.

By Harrison Wellford, Jitinder Kohli, and James Hairston | Thursday, June 9, 2011