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Restoring Evidence-Based Medicine and Standards of Care

Far too many legislators continue to embrace laws that disregard evidence and science and inappropriately mandate care and how it is delivered.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Increasing Millennial Families’ Access to High Quality Child Care

The United States has the third-highest child care costs as a percentage of family income compared to other developed countries, and current child care subsidy programs are simply not enough.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Opportunities and Challenges for the U.S.–China Bilateral Summit

If President Xi shows up ready to clear the air and discuss options for addressing American concerns, that should lead to progress on areas of shared interest.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Avoiding Cuts to Pell Grant Funding

It is time for Congress to be sensible rather than pit college students against sick patients, workers looking for retraining, and others who need federal assistance.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fully Funding Our National Security

In their refusal to negotiate a budget deal that would lift the sequester-level spending caps, Congress is unnecessarily risking critical defense and foreign policy priorities.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Expanding the Franchise in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

In order to ensure that this population has full and equal access to the ballot, grassroots organizations, political parties, and candidates must increase their outreach and engagement.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis

There are many convenient excuses for inaction or doing too little, but this is no time to shirk the responsibility of our common humanity.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Reining in the Cost of Prescription Drugs

All consumers end up paying more for health care because of these high prices.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Amidst Economic Recovery, Combating Persistent Poverty

These stagnant poverty and income numbers in the face of economic growth focused at the top should be a wake-up call for policymakers.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Amidst Economic Recovery, Combating Persistent Poverty

These stagnant poverty and income numbers in the face of economic growth focused at the top should be a wake-up call for policymakers that greater action is needed.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Accurately Measuring Middle Class Income Trends

From any angle, middle-class families have seen minimal market income increases even as the economy continues to grow.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

National Security Lessons From the Harry Truman Administration

Each generation of leaders has to delicately balance the dynamic between the politics and policy of national security.

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Link Between Union Membership and Economic Mobility

There are strong reasons to believe that unions may increase opportunity.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Expanding Apprenticeships in the United States

As concerns from U.S. employers about a skills gap and an aging workforce intensify, apprenticeship programs represent an obvious solution to current and anticipated worker shortages.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Curbing Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows

Illicit financial flows and corruption rob governments and their citizens of revenue; devastate trust in the state and the rule of law; and feed crime, terrorism, and unethical behavior.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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