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Shining Light on Health Care Prices

article icon Issue Brief Hidden prices drive up costs throughout the health care system. There are a variety of ways to increase transparency, which is key to lowering health care costs.

By Maura Calsyn | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tunisia’s Struggle for Political Pluralism After Ennahda

book_alt2 icon Report This report examines intra-Islamist debates on political change and the battle of ideas against violent extremism in North Africa.

By Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, Peter Juul, and Brian Katulis | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Galvanizing Clean Energy Investment in the United States

Obama article icon Issue Brief Four strategies the Obama administration can employ to attract new investments in clean energy and maintain American leadership in this growing sector.

By Peter Ogden, Mari Hernandez, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Supreme Court’s Campaign Finance Jurisprudence Displays a Naïve View of Political Corruption

McCutcheonThe ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC will give the wealthiest 1 percent even more influence over politicians, including elected judges.

By Billy Corriher | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Conservative Fairy Tale About Government

By casting government as the villain, conservatives are ignoring history and denying the facts.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record—Again

For the past three years, the Ryan budget has cut middle-class investments and the social safety net in favor of tax breaks for millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

LGBT prisoners article icon Issue Brief New U.S. Department of Homeland Security standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act are a significant first step to protect LGBT immigrants from sexual abuse in detention.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Importance of Early Childhood Programs for Women on the Brink

Child playing article icon Issue Brief Access to high-quality, affordable early childhood programs are rare for women living on the brink, but there are steps the federal government can take to improve access. The recent documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert,” highlights how these early childhood programs can support women in low-wage jobs.

By Katie Hamm | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Texas, Where Are the Judges?

Cornyn and Cruz article icon Issue Brief Federal court judicial vacancies in Texas are creating an untenable backlog of cases and denying Texans access to justice.

By Sandhya Bathija, Joshua Field, and Phillip Martin | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Of Bats, Gloves, and an All-In Nation

What America’s pastime can teach us about what it takes to achieve the American Dream of equal opportunity.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record of Failed Trickle-Down Economics

Rep. Paul RyanThis year’s Ryan budget once again slashes middle-class investments and the social safety net in order to continue giving tax breaks to millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.

By Anna Chu and Harry Stein | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Conservative Backlash Against Courts that Order Education Reform

A new CAP issue brief discusses how conservatives with an austerity agenda make it difficult for judges who rule in favor of equal funding for education.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Why the Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy

Economic research illustrates that our safety net reduces poverty and promotes mobility.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy

Paul Ryan article icon Issue Brief Economic research shows that the safety net reduces poverty and boosts mobility.

By Sarah Ayres | Monday, March 31, 2014

The Effect of the Turkish Elections

A new CAP issue brief looks at how Turkey's upcoming elections will shape its future relationships with the United States and European Union.

Friday, March 28, 2014