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Race and Ethnicity

Reclaiming History in ‘The Birth of a Nation’

A new movie with an old title recasts black men as heroic and inspirational figures in the American story.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Opponents of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Claim Cost Concerns in a Last Ditch Effort to Delay Final Implementation

The final regulations will promise to help raise standards for American workers, ensure that taxpayers receive good value, and allow law-abiding businesses to compete on an even playing field. CAPAF Link Icon

by Karla Walter | Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Immigration

Why We Must Protect Central American Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence

play_alt icon Video Until appropriate procedural safeguards can be put in place, the Obama administration should halt the raids and ensure due process for Central American refugees.

by Tom Jawetz, Philip E. Wolgin, Andrew Satter, Kulsum Ebrahim | Friday, February 5, 2016

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Race and Ethnicity

What About White Voters?

An examination of the demographic trends that are shaping our changing electorate.

by Steve Phillips | Friday, February 5, 2016

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Economy

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2016 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz, Danielle Corley, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Energy and Environment

5 Reasons Why the EPA Should Limit Methane Pollution from All Sources in the Oil and Gas Sector

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to limit methane pollution from all sources in the oil and gas sector to meet the Obama administration’s climate change mitigation goals.

by Alison Cassady | Thursday, February 4, 2016

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LGBT

The Economic Cost of Overly Broad RFRAs

Anti-LGBT religious exemption laws pose a serious risk to state economies.

by Sarah McBride | Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Race and Ethnicity

Protecting America from Racism in the Water

The Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.

by Danyelle Solomon and Tracey Ross | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Energy and Environment

Opposition to Atlantic Oil Drilling Mounts as Big Oil’s Case for It Falls Apart

Broad, bipartisan calls to nix Atlantic Ocean oil and gas lease sales give the Obama administration a clear path forward.

by Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Foreign Policy and Security

Setting Priorities for Nuclear Modernization

book_alt2 icon Report The current plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal are unsustainable. Prudent cuts can help deterrence and free up scarce funds for more pressing priorities.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Adam Mount | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Foreign Policy and Security

President Obama Is Right to Visit Baltimore Mosque

Anti-Muslim bigotry runs counter to American values and threatens national security.

by Ken Gude | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos and Barack Obama
Foreign Policy and Security

The United States and Colombia: From Security Partners to Global Partners in Peace

article icon Issue Brief Colombia’s journey from near state failure to the brink of historic peace with assistance from the United States opens the way to a stronger U.S.-Colombia partnership.

by Dan Restrepo, Frank O. Mora, Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen | Tuesday, February 2, 2016