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Administrative Action on Immigration Reform

kitchen book_alt2 icon Report A deferred action program that includes temporary work permits would lead to significant increases in payroll tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Thursday, September 4, 2014

Raising Global Climate Ambition

Earth book_alt2 icon Report Global leaders have within their reach politically feasible options to create a low-carbon economy. Heads of government must grab this opportunity for progress and undertake these nine pragmatic measures by the end of 2015.

By Nigel Purvis | Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Reassessing the International Role in Afghanistan During the NATO Summit

Afghan women article icon Issue Brief The end of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, mission provides an opportunity for the international community to redefine its roles in Afghanistan.

By Aarthi Gunasekaran | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Closing the Science Gap

Science funding article icon Issue Brief Despite bipartisan agreement to double funding for basic research, Congress has not followed up with the appropriations necessary to meet this goal.

By Harry Stein, Jennifer Erickson, and Alex Rowell | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships

Construction workers prep wire for installing. article icon Issue Brief Employer-written national guideline standards can strengthen America’s apprenticeship system.

By Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 2014

job fair article icon Issue Brief As we approach Labor Day, Congress needs to cut the party-line bickering and refocus its efforts on policies that help American workers.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Delivering Development After 2015

article icon Issue Brief The conversation on the post-2015 development agenda is shifting from defining goals to financing and implementation, providing both opportunities and challenges as financing negotiations culminate in July 2015.

By Molly Elgin-Cossart | Monday, August 25, 2014

A Win-Win for an All-In Nation

grandmother book_alt2 icon Report Improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall and improve the economic security of a struggling middle class.

By Christian E. Weller and Farah Ahmad | Monday, August 25, 2014

Fact Sheet: 5 Things You Should Know About Powder River Basin Coal Exports

A ship is docked in Norfolk, Virginia. article icon Fact Sheet CAP experts explain why vast amounts of federal coal mined in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana may soon be headed for Asian markets, and why policymakers should be concerned.

By Nathan Joo, Matt Lee-Ashley, and Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Revisiting the Shangri-La Dialogue: Candid and Heated Conversations are Encouraged

asia security summit article icon Issue Brief The annual Singapore-based Asia-Pacific security summit, traditionally a convivial affair, is becoming more candid and sharp elbowed—and that’s a good thing. This candidness should serve as a template for future regional security conversations.

By Blair Vorsatz and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Koch Brothers and D.C. Conservatives Spending Big on Nonpartisan State Supreme Court Races

Big-money groups in Washington are spending big on judicial elections book_alt2 icon Report Big-money groups in Washington want to protect state legislatures’ agendas from legal challenges.

By Billy Corriher | Monday, August 11, 2014

Saving the Arctic

melt water book_alt2 icon Report The United States should lead ambitious national, regional, and global efforts on climate change and black carbon reduction to slow rapid warming in the Arctic, protect millions of lives, improve food security, and safeguard our planet for future generations when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015.

By Rebecca Lefton and Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Better America: Equity for All

The Center for American Progress Leadership Institute has launched a podcast series to provide a place for progressive professionals of color to analyze policy issues affecting vulnerable communities across America.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Keep Calm and Muddle Through

broken piggy bank book_alt2 icon Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.

By Christian E. Weller and David Madland | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Climate Implications of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, Exports

book_alt2 icon Report Increased LNG exports could theoretically result in a net benefit for the climate, but the conditions are formidable.

By Gwynne Taraska and Darryl Banks | Tuesday, August 5, 2014