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Economy

Economic Snapshot: August 2015

article icon Issue Brief America’s middle class deserves a shot at real economic security, and it is about time that policymakers make it happen.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, August 31, 2015

Race and Ethnicity

The Legacy of Katrina

play_alt icon Video It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and disproportionately affected its poor and black residents. Senior Fellow Sam Fulwood asks what have we learned since those dark days in Louisiana a decade ago.

by Sam Fulwood III, Kulsum Ebrahim, Andrew Satter | Friday, August 28, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential

article icon Fact Sheet As demographics shift and the share of people of color in the U.S. population continues to increase, it is important to take notice of the contributions that people of color make to the United States and their potential contributions to the nation in the future.

by Progress 2050 | Friday, August 28, 2015

Energy and Environment

The Arctic Is on the Brink: Here’s Why You Should Care

play_alt icon Video CAP Senior Fellow Cathleen Kelly explains why Arctic warming—and melting—matters to you.

by Cathleen Kelly and Andrew Satter | Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Poverty

Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Provide Greater Economic Stability for Millennial Parents

article icon Issue Brief Strengthening the Child Tax Credit would greatly enhance the economic security of Millennial families with children, while making a crucial investment in the country’s next generation.

by Sunny Frothingham, Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Women

The Importance of Women of Color Voters: Then and Now

bars icon Charts Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show the important role of women of color voters.

by Emily Baxter, Kaitlin Holmes, Rob Griffin | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Energy and Environment

A 4-Point Plan for Responsibly Expanding Renewable Energy Production on America’s Public Lands and Oceans

book_alt2 icon Report To speed the next generation of renewable energy projects on public lands and waters, policymakers should institutionalize permitting reforms, designate new renewable energy zones, collaborate with communities for new projects, and create a revolving loan fund.

by David J. Hayes and Nidhi Thakar | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Foreign Policy and Security

The Turkish Model

article icon Issue Brief The United States has conceived of Turkey as a model country in successive foreign policy constructs, complicating engagement with this problematic ally.

by Dov Friedman | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Energy and Environment

The EPA’s Newest Methane Emissions Rule Is a Crucial Step for Climate Action

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal is a critical component of the Obama administration’s efforts to address climate change and paves the way for future action to cut methane emissions.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

The High Cost of Truancy

book_alt2 icon Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LGBT

Why LGBT People Can Still Be Denied Service

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT Americans can still be denied goods and services throughout the economy.

by Sarah McBride and Andrew Cray | Monday, August 24, 2015

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Energy and Environment

3 Ways President Obama Can Help Native Communities Avert Climate Catastrophe

During his visit to Alaska this August, President Obama has an opportunity to help imperiled Alaska Native villages escape climate disaster.

by Cathleen Kelly and Hannah Flesch | Monday, August 24, 2015