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Neera Tanden Archives

Proponents of austerity are out of ideas. We have the alternative

Growing the economy from the middle out, rather than from the top down, is the only way to build broad, long-term prosperity.

by John Podesta and Neera Tanden | Thursday, October 24, 2013

California can lead the way on diversity

Angela Glover Blackwell and Neera Tanden write about how California is embracing the diversity of its population and working to get its economy back on track.

by Angela Glover Blackwell and Neera Tanden | Friday, September 27, 2013

The Dirty Truth About Boehner’s ‘Clean’ Continuing Resolution

House Speaker John Boehner article icon Issue Brief Speaker Boehner’s proposed stopgap funding measure would have Congress embrace another round of spending cuts, while signaling a willingness to increase funding for defense only.

by Neera Tanden and Michael Linden | Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Burying Supply-Side Once and for All

If conservatives are serious about promoting economic growth and prosperity, they need to stop fetishizing tax cuts and start proposing policy ideas that are based on actual facts.

by Neera Tanden | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Striking Down DOMA Won't Cause a 'Backlash' Against Gay Marriage

Neera Tanden and Jessica Arons argue against the stance that Roe v. Wade hurt the pro-choice cause by trying to do too much, and that striking down DOMA might cause a similar backlash against gay marriage.

by Neera Tanden and Jessica Arons | Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Universal Preschool Raises Bar for All

CAP President Neera Tanden explains why we need to invest in universal preschool education.

by Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 14, 2013

Investing in Our Children

Preschoolers article icon Issue Brief As we continue to combat rising economic inequality, high-quality early childhood investments will help all children realize their full potential and provide enormous long-term benefits to society.

by Cynthia G. Brown, Donna Cooper, Juliana Herman, Melissa Lazarín, Michael Linden, Sasha Post, Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 7, 2013

Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation

Sandy Hook bus article icon Issue Brief Through better background checks; taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands; and improved data, coordination, and enforcement, we can reduce the gun violence that plagues our communities, our children, and our families.

by Neera Tanden, Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, Danielle Baussan | Saturday, January 12, 2013

Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit

The U.S. Capitol under dark, stormy clouds book_alt2 icon Report In order to secure our fiscal future and achieve meaningful deficit reduction over the next 10 years, we need a plan that combines progressive, revenue-enhancing tax reform with pragmatic spending cuts that do not undermine the middle class, the poor, or seniors.

by Roger Altman, William Daley, John Podesta, Robert Rubin, Leslie Samuels, Lawrence H. Summers, Neera Tanden, Antonio Weiss | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

U.S. Education Must Keep up With China's, India's Bold Programs

Neera Tanden and Matt James explain why the United States must invest more in the education of the next generation in order to remain competitive economically.

by Neera Tanden and Matt James | Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The 1990s Roots of the Contraception Battle

In January 1998, in the run-up to the twenty-fifth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton held a meeting in the Map Room of the White House with leaders of women’s groups ranging from Planned Parenthood to the National Women’s Law Center. The meeting took place in the aftermath of the painful and […]

by Neera Tanden | Monday, March 12, 2012

The Case for the Individual Mandate in Health Care Reform

book_alt2 icon Report If we want to solve longstanding problems in the health care system but continue rely on private insurance the most effective solution is an individual mandate, write Neera Tanden and Topher Spiro.

by Neera Tanden and Topher Spiro | Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Census Data Underscore the Urgency of Enacting Job-Creation Measures

book_alt2 icon Report Neera Tanden, Heather Boushey, and Melissa Boteach make recommendations for improving the jobs picture and Americans’ economic security based on the latest income, poverty, and health insurance numbers.

by Neera Tanden, Heather Boushey, Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Democracy Also Means Opportunity

Neera Tanden says the United States needs a new Marshall Plan to help Egyptians realize the economic opportunities that come with democracy.

by Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interactive Assessment: Judge Vinson’s Affordable Care Act Decision

cursor icon Interactive The Center for American Progress demonstrates why Vinson’s ruling in Florida is wrong or purposively misleading in every section.

by Neera Tanden, Ian Millhiser, Tony Carrk | Wednesday, February 2, 2011