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Economy

How Does Middle-Class Financial Health Affect Entrepreneurship in America?

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Camilo Mondragón-Vélez | Thursday, May 21, 2015

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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.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Immigration

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.

by Lizet Ocampo | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Education

A Fresh Look at School Funding

article icon 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.

by the CAP Education Policy Team | Monday, May 18, 2015

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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.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Friday, May 15, 2015

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LGBT

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.

by Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Health Care

Myth Busting: Medicaid and Low-Income Pool Facts

article icon Fact Sheet Lawmakers in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas continue to play politics with their citizens’ health care by demanding federal funding for the low-income pool while refusing to expand Medicaid.

by Kristen Ellingboe & Sarah Baron | Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Energy and Environment

A Forward-Looking Agenda for the Nation’s Public Utility Commissions

book_alt2 icon Report Congress should amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to call upon states to embrace clean energy sources such as wind and solar, boost energy efficiency, and build resilience in the nation’s electric utilities.

by Greg Dotson & Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, May 14, 2015

China
Energy and Environment

Developing a Blue Economy in China and the United States

book_alt2 icon Report China and the United States should join forces to promote sustainable development of ocean and coastal regions and resources.

by Michael Conathan & Scott Moore | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

Looking for a Way Forward After the Unrest in Baltimore

Guest columnist John Halpin discusses how American institutions need to reinvest in Baltimore, as well as in other urban centers.

by John Halpin | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Women

Fact Sheet: 4 Generations of American Women

article icon Fact Sheet This brief guide highlights the different work and life experiences of women of the Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boom, and Silent generations.

by Emily Baxter & Judith Warner | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Women

4 Generations of American Women: Great Progress, Persistent Challenges

article icon Issue Brief The differences among women are as real as the challenges they share. To motivate the next generation, today’s women leaders need to listen and learn.

by Judith Warner, Emily Baxter, Milia Fisher | Tuesday, May 12, 2015