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Ryan Budget Abandons Innovation Future

Ryan budgetAt a time when federal research and development, or R&D, investment is stagnating, significant new contributions must be made to secure our continued global leadership in R&D. Rep. Ryan’s budget does just the opposite, significantly reducing the federal government’s commitment to it.

By Kwame Boadi | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Coal Leases Undermine the Obama Administration’s Commitment to Fight Carbon Pollution

The Obama administration's desire to sell coal leases is at odds with its climate program.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Obama Administration’s Enthusiasm for Coal Sales Undermines Its Climate Program

coal leasingThe administration’s desire to sell coal leases undermines its promise to fight carbon pollution.

By Tom Kenworthy | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics

article icon Issue Brief The conservative economic framework at the core of the Ryan budget remains stuck on supply-side and trickle-down theories that have been discredited and are out of touch with today’s economy.

By Harry Stein and Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

Healthy coastal ecosystems provide critical social and environmental benefits.

By Michael Conathan, Jeffrey Buchanan, and Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

Wetlands book_alt2 icon Report Restoring degraded coastal ecosystems produces economic returns above and beyond short-term job creation and economic stimulus.

By Michael Conathan, Jeffrey Buchanan, and Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What Anita Hill’s Struggle Still Teaches Women About Equality

Anita HillMore than 20 years after the solitary law professor stood up for herself to give visibility and voice to women’s rights, the struggle for gender equality and fairness continues.

By Patricia E. Gaston | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Taking the Temperature of the U.S. Labor Market

Labor-market statistics show a need for action from policymakers.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Prostitution arrest article icon Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.

By Chelsea Parsons, Andrew Cray, Malika Saada Saar, and Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How the Supreme Court Ruled on Political Corruption

The recent Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC will allow the wealthiest Americans even more influence over politicians, including elected judges.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Appearance of Strengthening Labor Market Masks Ongoing Unemployment Woes

Job seekersSlack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, April 4, 2014

How the Ryan Budget Hurts Communities of Color

The fiscal year 2015 Ryan budget once again puts millionaires, big corporations, and Big Oil ahead of communities of color.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Ryan Budget by the Numbers

The Ryan budget once again undermines America’s long-term economic future by cutting essential infrastructure programs that support job growth, trade, and the efficient movement of people and goods.

By Kevin DeGood | Friday, April 4, 2014

The Ryan Budget Once Again Hurts Communities of Color

Paul RyanFor the fourth straight year, Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget leaves communities of color behind in order to protect tax breaks for millionaires, Big Oil and big corporations.

By Daniella Gibbs Leger | Friday, April 4, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market

Unemployment bars icon Charts There’s much more to unemployment than the unemployment rate. Unfortunately, the rest of the statistics we have on the labor market paint a much bleaker picture and show a need for action from policymakers.

By Michael Madowitz and Matt Markezich | Thursday, April 3, 2014