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Violence Is Causing Children to Flee Central America

guatemala funeral Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.

By CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Koch Brothers and D.C. Conservatives Spending Big on Nonpartisan State Supreme Court Races

Big-money groups in Washington are spending big on judicial elections book_alt2 icon Report Big-money groups in Washington want to protect state legislatures’ agendas from legal challenges.

By Billy Corriher | Monday, August 11, 2014

Time for a 21st Century Social Contract

working mother bars icon Charts Much has changed in the 50 years since the War on Poverty. To build an economy that works for all Americans, we need to update our social contract to reflect 21st century realities.

By Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach, and Shawn Fremstad | Monday, August 11, 2014

Reimagining Our Social Contract: The Safety Net Is Social Insurance for All Americans

food bankWhen four in five Americans will experience at least one year of poverty, near poverty, unemployment, or the safety net during their working years, it’s time to rethink how we conceptualize poverty and update our nation’s social contract accordingly.

By Melissa Boteach | Monday, August 11, 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

Protecting the Natural Treasures of America’s Remote Pacific Islands

swimming sharkIt’s time for President Obama to act boldly to preserve one of the planet’s last unspoiled ocean ecosystems.

By Michael Conathan | Friday, August 8, 2014

Balancing Act in the West: How America’s Playground Can Be a Model for Recreation and Drilling

Moab play_alt icon Video This video explores how the Obama administration’s drilling reforms could protect the robust recreation economy of the Moab area and the spectacular desert landscapes that attract visitors from around the world.

By Tom Kenworthy and Andrew Satter | Thursday, August 7, 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

Children Fleeing Central American Violence Need Access to Lawyers

migrant childrenThe United States should provide legal representation for Central American child refugees, many of who have legitimate claims for relief. Doing so would be cost effective and reduce the backlog in immigration courts.

By Diego Quezada | Thursday, August 7, 2014

Saving the Arctic

melt water book_alt2 icon Report The United States should lead ambitious national, regional, and global efforts on climate change and black carbon reduction to slow rapid warming in the Arctic, protect millions of lives, improve food security, and safeguard our planet for future generations when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015.

By Rebecca Lefton and Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 7, 2014

Are (Black) Female Academics Ignored?

The anthropologist who coined the phrase “the burden of acting white” argues that male experts have misunderstood her work as she’s been overlooked in the public debate over her research.

By Signithia Fordham | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Better America: Equity for All

The Center for American Progress Leadership Institute has launched a podcast series to provide a place for progressive professionals of color to analyze policy issues affecting vulnerable communities across America.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How Overtime Reform Will Grow the Economy from the Middle Out

Demonstrators protest outside a McDonald's restaurantModernizing overtime rules would kickstart our economy in the short term and help us invest in human capital in the long term.

By Brendan Duke | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Keep Calm and Muddle Through

broken piggy bank book_alt2 icon Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.

By Christian E. Weller and David Madland | Wednesday, August 6, 2014