Cutting Carbon Pollution While Promoting Economic Growth
Recent experience shows that countries and localities can cut carbon pollution while building healthy economies. Read more →
What Data on Older Households Tell Us About Wealth Inequality and Entrepreneurship Growth
Entrepreneurship has become especially pronounced among older households, while entrepreneurship among younger households has fallen, slowing overall entrepreneurship in the United States.
The Bureau and the Bureau
After two years of research into ATF's history, work, and challenges, CAP recommends merging it into the FBI to create a federal law enforcement agency with the leadership, resources, and political support necessary to help reform the gun industry and reduce gun violence in the United States.
Bipartisan Support for Financial Aid Reform
Allowing students and families to use prior-prior year income data on the FAFSA could work as an intermediate step toward CAP’s proposed early guarantee of financial aid and would improve the application process for millions of students.
Urban Progress: Lessons from CAP’s Roundtable on Expanding Opportunity in America’s Urban Areas
A recent CAP roundtable discussion highlighted the need for investments in and further conversations about urban areas and low-income communities.
Foreign Policy and Security
It’s the USA Freedom Act or Nothing
Sen. Mitch McConnell has a simple choice: reform government surveillance or see it expire.
1 Million Missing Entrepreneurs
Issue Brief New research identifies a fall in business-owner households, highlighting the need for policies that strengthen and grow the middle class and, with it, our pipeline of future entrepreneurs.
How Does Middle-Class Financial Health Affect Entrepreneurship in America?
Report Policies that focus on strengthening the financial health of the middle class will ultimately foster a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial economy in the United States.
Asian Immigrants in the United States Today
Asians are the fastest growing immigrant group in the United States today. For Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, here’s a look at the Asian immigrant population in the United States today.
Race and Ethnicity
Choosing Our Words Carefully
Two recent events—the shootout in Waco, Texas, and the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray—highlight how the media’s language choices differ based on race.
The Economic Benefits and Electoral Implications of DAPA
The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program provides significant fiscal and economic benefits and has key electoral implications that could play a significant role in upcoming elections.
A Fresh Look at School Funding
Issue Brief These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.
Energy and Environment
Keeping the Lights On: The Clean Power Plan and the Real Threat to Grid Reliability
The Clean Power Plan is necessary to combat climate change and to ensure that the U.S. electric grid remains reliable.
No Way Out: Congress’ Bed Quota Traps LGBT Immigrants in Detention
Data obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.