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Health Care

Congress Must Do More to Address the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

While Congress has passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to help the rising number of Americans addicted to opioids, it must provide additional funding to fully address the problem.

by Neil Davey | Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Women

African American Women in the U.S. Economy

article icon Fact Sheet African American women are increasingly vital to the health of the U.S. economy and the economic security of their families, yet they experience significant pay disparities and face unique barriers in the workplace that can undermine their ability to thrive.

by Kaitlin Holmes and Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Energy and Environment

Parks for All

book_alt2 icon Report Diversity, access, and inclusion should be prioritized for the centennial of the National Park Service.

by Jenny Rowland | Monday, August 22, 2016

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Race and Ethnicity

Police Gone Wild

The U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore chronicles yet another police department that routinely abused its power and violated the civil rights of African Americans.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, August 19, 2016

Women

Infographic: The State of Abortion Restrictions After Whole Woman’s Health

Even with this landmark Supreme Court victory, many abortion restrictions remain in effect.

by Kendra Smale and Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Education

Reading, Writing, and the Common Core State Standards

book_alt2 icon Report Under the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, students are learning to dissect, analyze, and comprehend the type of complex reading they will encounter in college and the workplace.

by Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Poverty

A Plan to Enhance the Child Tax Credit

article icon Fact Sheet By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in our nation’s next generation. Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.

by Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Monday, August 15, 2016

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Women

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

article icon Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.

by Sunny Frothingham and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 11, 2016

Religion and Values

Faith Voices on Reproductive Justice: Religion and Equality

play_alt icon Video We asked faith leaders from around the country to discuss the role of faith in the reproductive justice movement.

by Claire Markham, Lauren Kokum, Kulsum Ebrahim | Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Religion and Values

How Government Inaction Thwarts Equal Access to Reproductive Health Care

Anti-choice politicians who prioritize their personal beliefs over women’s health prevent access to reproductive health services for all women but particularly for low-income women and women of color.

by Lauren Kokum | Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Energy and Environment

Bridging the Risk Modeling Gap

article icon Issue Brief The United States can—and should—galvanize global progress on expanding climate-related risk insurance by launching a new partnership to expand and improve catastrophe modeling in developing countries.

by Pete Ogden, Jerusalem Demsas, Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Health Care

Kentucky’s Medicaid Ultimatum Threatens Beneficiaries’ Health

Kentucky Gov. Bevin’s threat to repeal Medicaid expansion if a proposed waiver is not approved is reckless and irresponsible, especially since the waiver would reduce Medicaid enrollment, limit benefits, and raise costs for beneficiaries.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Wednesday, August 10, 2016