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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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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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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

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

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Labor and Work

How Overtime Rules Would Benefit Millennials

article icon Fact Sheet As Millennials pay off debt, launch their careers, and start families, they face unique challenges to economic stability. The new overtime rule would provide fairer pay for 4.7 million Millennial workers.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

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Labor and Work

New Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 4.7 Million Millennial Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule is poised to strengthen the middle class, drive economic growth, and provide fairer pay for 13.5 million workers, including 4.7 Millennials.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

Lightening strikes over Lake Mead.
Energy and Environment

Climate Change Threatens Electric Grid Reliability in the Southwest

Opponents of the Clean Power Plan claim that it will undermine grid reliability, but climate change is a far greater threat to power in the Southwest.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Friday, August 21, 2015

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Energy and Environment

The Environmental Impacts of Exporting More American Crude Oil

Congressional proposals to outsource American crude oil to foreign refineries would increase carbon pollution, land loss, and environmental risks.

by Matt Lee-Ashley and Alison Cassady | Friday, August 21, 2015

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Energy and Environment

From Anchorage to Paris: How to Curb Arctic—and Global—Warming in 2 Steps

Secretary Kerry’s August Arctic conference in Anchorage, Alaska, is the ideal opportunity for world leaders to build momentum for a strong global climate agreement in Paris and to commit to cutting black carbon and methane pollution.

by Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Health Care

Hurricane Katrina’s Health Care Legacy

article icon Issue Brief Gulf Coast states must expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to address the long-term consequences of the federal government’s failed health policy response to Hurricane Katrina.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, August 20, 2015