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Foreign Policy and Security

After the Paris Attacks

article icon Issue Brief To turn the tide against ISIS, America needs to step up its military and diplomatic campaign and reject voices calling for the country to turn against refugees and Muslims.

by Vikram Singh, Ken Gude, Peter Juul, William F. Wechsler, Hardin Lang, Brian Katulis | Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

When a ‘Race Problem’ Becomes a Social Challenge

Recent high-profile incidents of racism on U.S. college campuses highlight long-term realities for students of color and help reframe the purpose of higher education in the face of demographic shifts.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Guns and Crime

South Carolina Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet The state of South Carolina has both some of the weakest gun laws and some of the highest levels of gun violence in the country.

| Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Higher Education

The Importance of a Strong Federal Student Aid Office

Ben Miller, Senior Director for Postsecondary Education, testified before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training in the U.S. House of Representatives.

by Ben Miller | Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Moving America’s Families Forward: Lessons Learned from Other Countries

Melissa Boteach, Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015.

by Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Energy and Environment

An Opportunity for Canada and Australia at the Paris Climate Summit

By increasing their financial pledges to the Green Climate Fund, Canada and Australia could help re-establish their standings in the geopolitics of climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Monday, November 23, 2015


Infographic: The Equality Act Explained

LGBT people still lack basic nondiscrimination protections throughout daily life. The Equality Act would modernize the nation’s nondiscrimination laws to include everyone.

by Sarah McBride | Monday, November 23, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Tax Reform

Getting Beyond Rhetoric on Corporate Tax Reform

Corporate tax reform will never happen until lawmakers move beyond rhetoric and agree on these fundamental points.

by Alexandra Thornton | Friday, November 20, 2015

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Guns and Crime

The Terror Gap

article icon Fact Sheet With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.

| Friday, November 20, 2015

Bre'Ana Henderson, 17, left, speaks in a classroom in Los Angeles.
Race and Ethnicity

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.

by Jamal Hagler | Friday, November 20, 2015

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Religion and Values

Standing Up Against Islamophobia

Islamophobia is morally wrong and harmful to America’s security.

by Sally Steenland and Ken Gude | Thursday, November 19, 2015

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DAPA Matters

book_alt2 icon Report DAPA-affected voters—citizen family members of those eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents—will comprise sizable and potentially decisive portions of key and emerging battleground state electorates across the country in 2016 and beyond.

by Manuel Pastor, Tom Jawetz, Lizet Ocampo | Thursday, November 19, 2015