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Housing and Consumer Finance

Many Happy Returns for Consumers: The CFPB at 5 Years

Policymakers should support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its efforts to hold banks accountable and to rebuild public trust.

by Joe Valenti | Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Women

Anti-Choice Efforts to Divide Women

Politicians must not be allowed to continue to divide women into groups in order to limit reproductive rights step by step. All women are deserving of respect and the right to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

by Maggie Jo Buchanan | Thursday, July 21, 2016

Foreign Policy and Security

Turkey 2023: Four Profiles of Modern Turkey

play_alt icon Video This minidocumentary explores the challenges and opportunities that Turkey faces ahead of the 100th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's founding of the modern republic.

by Andrew Satter, Michael Werz, Max Hoffman | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Foreign Policy and Security

Turkey’s Path to Prosperity in 2023

book_alt2 icon Report Structural reform to education, the judiciary, and regulatory authorities can help Turkey unlock its potential and achieve its ambitious economic goals.

by the Center for American Progress, the Istanbul Policy Center, the Istituto Affari Internazionali | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Women

Infographic: Pregnancy, Contraception, and Medicaid Expansion in the Face of Zika

This infographic discusses the key implications for Zika transmission in seven at-risk states across the country.

by Jamila Taylor, Sabrina De Santiago, Thomas Huelskoetter | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Early Childhood

Early Learning in the United States

article icon Fact Sheet Because high-quality child care and preschool prepare children for school and enable parents to work, they are necessities for children, families, and the economy, and state and federal policymakers must work to improve the U.S. early learning landscape.

by Jessica Troe | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Courts

The Need for a Reflective Judiciary Demands a Return to Normal Order

Fifty-two federal judicial nominees are currently waiting for Senate action, underscoring congressional gridlock and the need to put people before politics.

by Danyelle Solomon and Michele L. Jawando | Friday, July 15, 2016

Electricians install solar panels
Energy and Environment

Net Energy Metering

article icon Issue Brief State policymakers are debating net energy metering in the context of electricity rates, the growing solar market, and reducing carbon emissions.

by Luke Bassett | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Capitol dome
Courts

Mitch McConnell: A Legacy of Obstruction

Inaction and obstruction by the Sen. McConnell-led Senate has delayed justice for millions of Americans.

by Anisha Singh and Nathaniel Glynn | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Protesters march
Race and Ethnicity

When Words Fail Us

Practical policy reforms—not just more conversation—are needed to address the recent violence between police and the African American community.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, July 14, 2016

ironworkers on bridge
Economy

An Infrastructure Plan for America

book_alt2 icon Report At each stage of our national development, the federal government has made major investments in infrastructure to accommodate future population growth and facilitate economic prosperity. The time has come once again to make sustained investments across sectors to ensure the United States is poised to thrive in the 21st century.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Economy

Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s Infrastructure

article icon Fact Sheet Sustained investment in infrastructure will lay the foundation for prosperity and rebuild the middle class.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016