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Race and Ethnicity

Broadening Our Policy Awareness to Include Urban Native Americans

Much of the United States’ policy support is currently reserved for tribal members living on reservations, leaving Native Americans who live in urban areas without much recourse.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, July 29, 2016

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Foreign Policy and Security

After Liberation

book_alt2 icon Report If the U.S. investment in military operations in Iraq is to pay lasting dividends and set the scene for long-term success in the region, it must be accompanied by stabilization efforts in areas liberated from the Islamic State.

by Hardin Lang and Muath Al Wari | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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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

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Poverty

Creating Safe and Healthy Living Environments for Low-Income Families

book_alt2 icon Report Given how central homes and communities are to people’s lives, federal and local leaders must work to ensure low-income families live in environments that are conducive to their success.

by Tracey Ross, Chelsea Parsons, Rebecca Vallas | 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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Criminal Justice

Disabled Behind Bars

book_alt2 icon Report As bipartisan momentum around criminal justice reform continues to grow in Congress and across the United States, policymakers must include disability as a critical component of reform.

by Rebecca Vallas | Monday, July 18, 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

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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