How the Affordable Care Act Helps Young Adults
Issue Brief The real threat to young-adult health insurance coverage is not the overblown claim of premium rate shock but the rejection of Medicaid expansion by states.
National and State-by-State Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform
Issue Brief Granting undocumented immigrants legal status and a road map to citizenship would have economic benefits for individual states and the nation as a whole.
Foreign Law Bans
Report Foreign law bans that are emerging from the anti-Sharia movement demonize the Islamic faith and jeopardize well-established rules regulating the application of foreign law in American courts.
No Justice for the Injured
Report An analysis of state supreme court rulings shows that an influx of corporate campaign cash is influencing judges to rule against those injured while on the job or by business entities such as hospitals.
The Structure and Organization of the Syrian Opposition
Issue Brief The Syrian opposition is fragmented, and understanding these divisions is crucial for the Obama administration's efforts to shape its policy toward Syria and support a foundation for a cohesive future Syrian government.
Governing American Education
Report This report proposes sweeping changes to the way American education is governed, recommends stronger and more centralized government at the state level, and suggests the weakening of lay-citizen participation in governance in favor of control by politicians.
Canada’s Approach to School Funding
Report This report looks at how our neighbor to the north, Canada—a country that has consistently preformed well on international tests—funds its schools.
School Turnaround in Shanghai
Report In this report we discuss and closely examine Shanghai’s empowered-management program, an important education initiative that has markedly improved low-performing schools in Shanghai.
Freedom of the Press and Expression in Turkey
Issue Brief Press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey have been threatened, but the United States has a vested interest in ensuring that Turkey protects its vibrant political discourse.
A Continued Push for Reform Is Needed on Public Lands’ Energy Leasing
Issue Brief The new secretary of the interior can do a great deal to ensure that fossil-fuel development on federal lands is done in ways and with limits that better protect health, safety, and the environment.
Issue Brief It’s time to consider additional policy measures to bring down unemployment and economic suffering from their still-too-high levels.
Preventing Domestic Abusers and Stalkers from Accessing Guns
Issue Brief Weaknesses in federal law and law enforcement leave untold numbers of women vulnerable to gun violence committed by men who have harassed, stalked, threatened, and terrorized them, often for years.
The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers
Issue Brief Early childhood education cultivates a future workforce, secures long-term economic competitiveness, and develops our nation’s future leaders. Universal high-quality pre-K and child care will also help families across America that are struggling with costly child care bills, missing work to provide care, or sending their children to low-quality care centers.
9 Reasons Why Progress on Stronger Gun Laws Is Within Reach
Issue Brief Even though the Senate failed to pass an amendment to require background checks for most gun sales, stronger gun laws are still within reach.
Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense
Issue Brief Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.