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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

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

Turkey in Turmoil

Ankara article icon Issue Brief The upcoming Turkish elections will shape the future of a key NATO ally.

By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Conservative Politicians are Lashing Out at Courts that Order Equal Funding for Education

Derek Schmidt article icon 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.

By Billy Corriher | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Is a New Federal Early Learning Initiative Duplicative?

article icon 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.

By Katie Hamm and Erika Basurto | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Key Elements of Sanctions and Support to Address Russian Aggression in Ukraine

article icon Issue Brief The U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine should include these key elements of sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine.

By Vikram Singh and Ken Sofer | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 2014

Job fair article icon Issue Brief Progressive fiscal policy must complement monetary policy to boost economic growth.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Italy’s New ‘Bulldozer’ Prime Minister

Matteo Renzi article icon 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.

By Matt Browne | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Erosion of Funding for the National Institutes of Health Threatens U.S. Leadership in Biomedical Research

NIH doctor and patient article icon 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.

By Kwame Boadi | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Teachers Unions and Management Partnerships

Teacher and students book_alt2 icon Report Union-management partnerships across the country are finding solutions to gaps in student achievement and pushing innovative reforms in our nation’s schools.

By Saul A. Rubinstein and John E. McCarthy | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Discrimination? Corporate Loopholes? Law Avoidance? Hobby Lobby’s Potentially Slippery Slope

Hobby Lobby article icon 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.

By Joshua Field | Monday, March 24, 2014

Understanding Immigration Federalism in the United States

bill signing book_alt2 icon 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.

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram | Monday, March 24, 2014

Four Years Later, Are Race to the Top States on Track?

AP class article icon 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.

By Tiffany D. Miller and Robert Hanna | Monday, March 24, 2014