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Housing and Consumer Finance

Infographic: Payday Loans: Beneath the Surface

Adopting a strong rule on payday and auto title loans would greatly reduce the potential for predatory loans to destabilize families and communities.

by Joe Valenti | Monday, June 27, 2016

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Race and Ethnicity

The Ongoing Battle to Protect the Precious Right to Vote

Americans are sick and tired of being sick and tired of waiting on Congress to act and ensure the right to vote for all.

by Danyelle Solomon and Michele L. Jawando | Friday, June 24, 2016

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Energy and Environment

Suing and Spewing

article icon Issue Brief The power producers affiliated with the lawsuits against the EPA’s Clean Power Plan are responsible for 1.2 billion tons of carbon pollution each year.

by Erin Auel | Friday, June 24, 2016

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Race and Ethnicity

Continuing Inequalities Blur the American Dream

While racial gaps in the U.S. income cost are old news, revitalized versions of these statistics are no less significant for the nation’s economic recovery.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Energy and Environment

Accelerating the North American Shift to Clean Energy via Proxy Carbon Pricing

To prepare for North America’s shift to clean energy, U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments and businesses should apply a proxy carbon price when evaluating potential long-term investments.

by Gwynne Taraska and Eliot Metzger | Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Immigration

More Work Is Needed to Increase DACA Applications from Asian American and Pacific Islander Immigrants

The U.S. AAPI population, which makes up a significant portion of the overall unauthorized population but a small percentage of DACA recipients, would benefit from further community outreach efforts.

by Sanam Malik | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Foreign Policy and Security

The U.S. Presidential Election: The View from China

article icon Issue Brief CAP Visiting Scholar Zhang Fan shares insights from her research on how the Chinese audience follows the U.S. presidential election and what they think about it.

by Zhang Fan | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Foreign Policy and Security

A Better Approach to Fragile States

book_alt2 icon Report CAP argues for a new strategy to shrink the number of fragile states by creating a new mechanism called Inclusion, Growth, and Peace Compacts.

by John Norris | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Women

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Colorado Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Colorado women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Immigration

How Immigrants Positively Affect the Business Community and the U.S. Economy

Immigrants play an important role in the U.S. economy and in supporting businesses across the country.

by Cesar Hernandez Estrada | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Health Care

States and Localities Are Taking Steps to Protect Themselves Against the Zika Virus

To fight Zika, states and localities need more funding for mosquito control and other preparedness measures and must work together to increase awareness among their citizens.

by Anupama Warrier | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

North America
Energy and Environment

Proposals for a North American Climate Strategy

book_alt2 icon Report The new alignment of the United States, Mexico, and Canada on climate change—and the forthcoming North American Leaders’ Summit—present opportunities for these countries to undertake new, coordinated climate action.

by Gwynne Taraska, Marcela López-Vallejo, Sam Adams, Erin Flanagan, Gustavo Alanís-Ortega, Cathleen Kelly, Andrew Light, Julia Martinez, Joe Thwaites | Wednesday, June 22, 2016