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Higher Education

Infographic: Inside the Labyrinth: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Undocumented students face numerous barriers to entering and completing higher education.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

How Congress Is Supporting Inequality in Its FY 2016 Budget Proposals

Some congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.

by Jamal Hagler | Monday, March 30, 2015

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Economy

March 2015

article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Friday, March 27, 2015

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National Security

A Constructive Role for Congress on Iran

Congress can bolster the U.S. negotiating position and help prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon by playing the role of enforcer for an agreement.

by Ken Sofer | Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Women's Rights

Congress Must Stop Playing Politics with Abortion

Congressional leaders are intent on using every opportunity to try and eliminate access to abortion, including in critical bills funding health care and assistance for victims of human trafficking. But there are important differences in the bills’ abortion language that must be considered.

by Donna Barry & Julia Rugg | Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Women's Rights

Improving Abortion Access by Expanding Those Who Provide Care

article icon Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.

by Donna Barry & Julia Rugg | Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Civil Liberties

Judicial Elections Make It Impossible for Alabama Judges to Protect Individual Rights

Elected judges in Alabama cater to their conservative constituents by defying marriage equality and sentencing convicts to death.

by Billy Corriher | Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Higher Education

Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment

book_alt2 icon Report A modern student-loan repayment system should promote affordable repayment and eliminate default by using the tax system to automatically enroll students in a single, simple repayment plan that suits them financially.

by Elizabeth Baylor & David A. Bergeron | Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

Starbucks’ Scribblings Can’t Induce Public to ‘Race Together’

While the coffee giant’s widely mocked racial discussion may have been well intentioned, it failed to overcome the usual obstacles to discussing race in America.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 25, 2015

National Security

Interactive: International Commitments to Afghanistan

cursor icon Interactive This interactive outlines key international commitments to Afghanistan through pivotal years of transition.

by Katherine Blakeley & Aarthi Gunasekaran | Monday, March 23, 2015

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Energy and Environment

Tracking Seafood From Bait to Plate

The Obama administration recently announced actions that will help reduce seafood fraud and combat pirate fishing around the globe.

by Michael Conathan | Monday, March 23, 2015

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LGBT

On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants

Although immigration policies have become more inclusive since the Immigration and Nationality Act, which explicitly excluded LGBT immigrants from entering the United States, further reforms are needed to create a fairer immigration system.

by Sharita Gruberg | Monday, March 23, 2015