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.
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.
Issue Brief Economic research shows that the safety net reduces poverty and boosts mobility.
Issue Brief The upcoming Turkish elections will shape the future of a key NATO ally.
Issue Brief When judges rule in favor of students seeking a better education, they risk incurring the wrath of conservative legislators with an austerity agenda.
Issue Brief The federal investment in early childhood education proposed in the Strong Start for America’s Children Act is not duplicative of existing federal and state programs, including Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant.
Issue Brief The U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine should include these key elements of sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine.
Issue Brief As President Obama prepares to meet with Italy’s new prime minister, Matteo Renzi, this brief highlights his background and, more importantly, his plans to reform Italy’s politics and revive its struggling economy.
Issue Brief NIH funding forms the foundation of America’s biomedical research sector, which leads the world in research spending and innovation. However, as funding for NIH stagnated in the mid-2000s and then decreased under austerity, its purchasing power decreased drastically, and it continues to do so. Without significant new investments, America’s long-term leadership in biomedical research will be at risk.
Issue Brief A poorly decided Hobby Lobby ruling has the ability to dramatically redefine religious liberty from a fundamental value that protects genuine religious beliefs to a loophole that can be used to discriminate and create unfair advantages in the corporate world.
Report Over the past few years, the pendulum of state action on immigration has swung from punitive laws to positive laws that seek to integrate immigrants and mitigate the harsh effects of enforcement.
Issue Brief Race to the Top states have demonstrated strong progress since the beginning of the program, but this is hard work and many have a good deal of work ahead to meet their Race to the Top commitments.