The Population of Pregnant Women at Potential Risk of Zika Virus Infection
More than 2 million pregnant women will be potentially at risk from Zika this summer and fall. Read more →
It Is Time to Phase Out 9 Unnecessary Oil and Gas Tax Breaks
Congress should phase out nine wasteful tax breaks for the oil and gas industry to level the playing field with cleaner sources of energy.
The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability Standards
The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.
Re-evaluating the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Issue Brief PCORI has made some progress but needs to act quickly to make a bigger impact on comparative effectiveness research.
Race and Ethnicity
In Response to the Unknown and Faceless
A recent “Race and Beyond” column about Pat Buchanan got the attention of readers from all corners of the Internet, and many of the responses, while negative, are nonetheless eye-opening.
Energy and Environment
The Potential of Proxy Carbon Pricing in International Development Finance
Issue Brief International finance institutions can use proxy carbon pricing in conjunction with other tools to drive climate-compatible investments and help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Zika Virus in the United States
Issue Brief The United States and its territories cannot afford to delay implementing the Obama administration’s plan to address the Zika virus. Congress should put aside partisanship to pass emergency funding.
Foreign Policy and Security
Is Erdoğan Holding Europe Hostage?
Issue Brief Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to use Turkey’s migrant deal with the European Union to achieve his goals in Syria and force Europe to accept his authoritarian streak.
Building a Student-Level Data System
Comprehensive federal data on people in college would help institutions, students, states, and the federal government.
Yet Another Reason Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Is a Terrible Idea
A new study documenting the growing life expectancy gap by income is the latest in a long line of research showing that raising the Social Security retirement age is the wrong approach.
Powering Progress: 2016 Progressive Party
Video This week, American Progress hosted its annual Progressive Party, featuring Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who discussed the enduring and unifying values of the progressive movement and the need for new policies that lift up all Americans.
Race and Ethnicity
President Obama’s Legacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
President Barack Obama has been a leader in supporting and advancing AAPI communities.
Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’
Interactive Learn about next-generation school accountability systems and explore which indicators states currently use to hold schools accountable. This report is designed to help states as they build new systems to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to consider a broader range of measures for student and school success.
Making the Grade
Report State accountability systems vary in complexity, and while the majority of states have surpassed the requirements of No Child Left Behind, nearly all states will need to make adjustments to comply fully with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Proposal Tests Ways to Lower Drug Expenditures
The Center for American Progress supports a proposal from the CMS that would benefit patients by testing different ways to pay for expensive drugs.