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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2015 Jobs Release

Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

Meeting the Challenges of the 2020 Census

book_alt2 icon Report An accurate, comprehensive census is crucial to our democracy.

by Benjamin Chevat & Terri Ann Lowenthal | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Race and Ethnicity

A Brief Argument on Behalf of the Census

play_alt icon Video Watch this three-minute video to learn about all of the great things we get from the census and why it needs stable funding.

by Lauren Malkani & Andrew Satter | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Health Care

King v. Burwell Explained in 3 Minutes

play_alt icon Video This Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

by Lauren Malkani & Ian Millhiser | Monday, March 2, 2015

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Energy and Environment

A Good Plan: Supporting the National Ocean Policy Ensures the Prosperity of Coastal Economies

Ocean-dependent businesses look to ocean planning to make the most of marine resources.

by Shiva Polefka | Monday, March 2, 2015

Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient.
Health Care

Payment Reform Action Plan: Meeting the New Medicare Payment Reform Target

article icon Issue Brief The new Medicare goal for payment reform is a significant milestone toward improving patient care and making health care spending more sustainable. CAP recommends these next steps to help achieve this goal.

by Zeke Emanuel, Allyson Y. Schwartz, Topher Spiro, Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

Diversity Is Coming to a Town Near You

A new Center for American Progress report considers America’s race and ethnic shift and the far-reaching policy implications of this demographic change.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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February 2015

article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing policies that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

public transit bus

The Tortured Logic of the Heritage Foundation on Public Transportation

In a never-ending quest to shrink government, conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Progressive Movement

Interactive: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980–2060

cursor icon Interactive This interactive shows the growing diversity of every state in the nation from 1980 to 2060.

by Rob Griffin, William H. Frey, Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Progressive Movement

States of Change

book_alt2 icon Report The demographics of the United States are projected to become much more diverse in the coming decades and will have significant effects on the nation's voting electorate in all 50 states.

by Ruy Teixeira, William H. Frey, Rob Griffin | Tuesday, February 24, 2015


What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015

article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.

by the Center for American Progress & National LGBTQ Task Force | Monday, February 23, 2015