States of Change
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. Read more →
Payment Reform Action Plan: Meeting the New Medicare Payment Reform Target
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.
What Would It Cost to Deport All 5 Million Beneficiaries of Executive Action on Immigration?
Attempting to deport all 5 million people who would benefit from the president’s November 20, 2014, directives on immigration would cost more than $50 billion.
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.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing policies that raise wages and boost productivity growth.
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.
Interactive: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980–2060
Interactive This interactive shows the growing diversity of every state in the nation from 1980 to 2060.
What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015
Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.
Strengthening Our Economy Through College for All
Issue Brief The United States is less prepared than its competitor nations to meet the demands of the global economy. To address the current and growing skills gap, it is time to ensure that no one will have to worry about where to get the money to enroll in a public college in the United States.
Race and Ethnicity
When it Comes to Teaching History, There Are Lessons for All to Learn
Conservative efforts to whitewash the history taught in our schools not only harms students but also dishonors and degrades the great American story.
Video: 9 Judges, 9 Million Lives
Video On March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a lawsuit seeking to strip premium tax credits from people living in states with a federal insurance marketplace under the ACA. Watch this video to learn what's at stake.
Do More, Add More, Earn More
Report An examination of how 10 school districts are redesigning teacher compensation systems so the teachers who make a bigger difference get a bigger paycheck.
Energy and Environment
Drilling in the Arctic or the Atlantic? It Could Be All of the Above
What President Obama’s draft five-year program means for the future of offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
Race and Ethnicity
When Words Are Used as Weapons
While the importance of free speech cannot be understated, the amount of negativity we observe and consume on a daily basis threatens to undermine the quality of civic life.
Profiles: State and Tribal Grantees’ Innovation and Success in Implementing Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting
Fact Sheet The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, program provides critical support to high-risk children and families across the country by allowing states and tribal grantees to expand and improve evidence-based home visiting services.