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How to Slow Near-Term Arctic and Global Warming

Canada article icon Issue Brief The United States should make methane reduction a priority during its Arctic Council chairmanship.

By Gwynne Taraska and Patrick Clouser | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Middle-Class Squeeze

umbrellas book_alt2 icon Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.

By Jennifer Erickson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

State Policies to Increase Low-Income Communities’ Access to Solar Power

solar panels article icon Issue Brief Expanding an array of state policies can lead to an increase in low-income community adoption and deployment of solar power.

By Ben Bovarnick and Darryl Banks | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Growing Consensus to Improve Our Tax Code

oval office book_alt2 icon Report Despite the political gridlock over taxes, there are actually many areas on which both sides agree. Policymakers should start here to improve our tax system.

By Harry Stein, Alexandra Thornton, and John Craig | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Hidden Crisis

Johns Hopkins article icon Issue Brief The national movement surrounding the crisis of sexual assaults on college campuses is encouraging, but it cannot fully address the problem without including LGBT students.

By Zenen Jaimes Pérez and Hannah Hussey | Friday, September 19, 2014

7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap

A waitress carries food article icon Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.

By Sarah Jane Glynn, Milia Fisher, and Emily Baxter | Thursday, September 18, 2014

Green Growth

solar panels book_alt2 icon Report While recently established domestic policies have made strides toward a lower carbon future, such measures are stepping stones. Effectively mitigating climate change requires identifying exactly how the United States will transform its energy economy to attain international goals to help protect our climate.

By Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz, and Bracken Hendricks | Thursday, September 18, 2014

5 Policies for Improving Data Use to Accelerate Veteran Employment

People attend a job fair. book_alt2 icon Report How improved use of open data can enable the labor market to better match the skills of veterans returning from service with the needs of employers across the country.

By Aneesh Chopra and Ethan Gurwitz | Thursday, September 18, 2014

Attacks Against American Diplomats

Beirut embassy funeral article icon Issue Brief Congressional responses to attacks on American diplomats have shifted with our changing political climate.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Supporting the Syrian Opposition

smoke from shelling book_alt2 icon Report The Obama administration has an important opportunity to adjust its course in Syria and Iraq, particularly regarding the threat posed by ISIS, and assume a more engaged leadership role.

By Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, Ken Sofer, Peter Juul, and Brian Katulis | Friday, September 12, 2014

Assault Weapons Revisited

gun book_alt2 icon Report Twenty years after the enactment of the federal assault weapons ban and 10 years after it was allowed to expire, it is time to consider new ideas for regulating uniquely dangerous firearms.

By Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Friday, September 12, 2014

Asset Limits Are a Barrier to Economic Security and Mobility

family pantry article icon Issue Brief It is long past due to reform asset limits for safety net programs that work at odds with the goals of family economic security and mobility.

By Rebecca Vallas and Joe Valenti | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

As More Households Rent, How Can We Encourage Them to Save?

contemplating real-estate documents article icon Issue Brief Drawing on the most successful elements of previous efforts is the key to designing strong and effective renter savings programs.

By David M. Abromowitz and Sarah Edelman | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Defeating ISIS: An Integrated Strategy to Advance Middle East Stability

Syria article icon Issue Brief Combating the extremist group in Iraq and Syria will require a concerted diplomatic and security strategy in coordination with U.S. allies around the world.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Vikram Singh | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students

Student studying article icon Issue Brief Several colleges and universities have greater success than others graduating students of color and low-income students, as well as closing gaps across demographics, which offers a promising model for other higher-education institutions.

By Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, September 9, 2014