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What We Can Do About Retirement Fees Straining the Middle Class

A new CAP issue brief discusses how better disclosure of retirement fees will help boost retirement savings.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues

immigration, taxesImmigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 Steps to Improve Safety and Avoid More Government Waste in King Cove, Alaska

IzembekDecision makers can find common-sense solutions to the important health and safety concerns of King Cove, Alaska, while avoiding more wasted taxpayer spending on a “Road to Nowhere.”

By Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, April 14, 2014

Infographic: The Hidden Dangers of 401(k) Fees

High 401(k) fees may be costing you tens of thousands of dollars and could force you to work for years longer than you had planned.

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Fixing the Drain on Retirement Savings

Headlines article icon Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Poor Students and Students of Color Need Better Access to Highly Qualified Teachers

Policymakers need to make sure that all students have access to the education they deserve.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Looking at the Best Teachers and Who They Teach

Student achievement article icon Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.

By Jenny DeMonte and Robert Hanna | Friday, April 11, 2014

Attaining Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers in Public Schools

Teacher helps student book_alt2 icon Report Attaining an equitable distribution of our nation's most effective teachers will require policy changes at the district, state, and federal levels.

By Glenda L. Partee | Friday, April 11, 2014

Why IMF Reforms Matter for American Leadership on the Global Stage

Christine LagardeReforming the IMF strengthens a U.S.-led international institution that promotes economic growth and stability and reduces the effects of global crises, without increasing U.S. financial commitments. Congress missed a recent opportunity to ratify these reforms, but it can still act.

By Molly Elgin-Cossart | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Should the Ryan Budget Worry Seniors?

Retirement homeBy circumventing a Congressional Budget Office scoring, Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan may have an even bigger downside for retirees than many have predicted.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lessons Learned

UWash article icon Issue Brief Higher-education institutions, particularly those that disproportionately serve students of color, play a critical role in educating low-income students and reducing economic inequality.

By David A. Bergeron, Farah Ahmad, and Elizabeth Baylor | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Reproductive Health Care Is a Human Right: An Interview with Vernita Gutierrez

Sally Steenland interviews Vernita Gutierrez, the director of community engagement for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, San Diego County, about her reproductive justice work.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, April 10, 2014

How Restoring Coastal Ecosystems Will Help Our Economy

If we restore degraded coastal ecosystems, we can get economic returns above and beyond economic stimulus and short-term job creation.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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