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Closing the Gap in Women’s Leadership

It has been estimated that, at the current rate of change, it will take until 2085 for women to reach parity with men in key leadership roles in the United States.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid are a Model for the Future of the Affordable Care Act

The history of Medicare and Medicaid indicates that the ACA will grow and evolve within the nation’s health care framework.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

BP’s Massive Settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice

What does the amount—$18.7 billion—mean to one of the wealthiest, most profitable corporations on the planet?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ensuring Access to Health Care for Future Generations

The political conversation surrounding the ACA must move beyond repeal and turn toward serious debates about how to improve and shape health care for future generations.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eliminating Abusive Financial Practices on Campus

The proposed rule would take several steps to rebalance the playing field in favor of students and families.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A More Effective Federal Budget Process

Setting a responsible course for the federal budget requires political will and compromise.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Opportunities and Challenges in U.S.-Africa Relations

Like most presidents, Obama’s track record promoting peace on the African continent has been a decidedly mixed bag.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Promoting Inclusive Capitalism

Workers are not reaping the full benefits of their increasing productivity or the country’s economic growth.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Make Communities Safer

Passing comprehensive reform would allow immigration authorities to target individuals who truly threaten public safety.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Has Proven Its Worth

In the most painful way possible, America learned what happens when financial oversight is not taken seriously.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Multifaceted Strategy for Constraining Iran’s Destructive Behavior

In the wake of a nuclear deal, the United States and its partners must work to counter Iran’s destructive behavior across the Middle East.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Support for Providing Birth Control Coverage Among Small Business Owners

support for corporate religious freedom only serves to perpetuate a false, unrepresentative view of small business owners’ beliefs—and does so at the expense of working women.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Effectively Caring for an Aging Population

Recognizing and respecting the dignity of all work, embracing the responsibility to family, and caring for the most vulnerable citizens are values that must inform the United States’ approach to elder care.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Obama administration needs to fight for the basic idea that underpins the LWCF: Investment in conservation should be a condition for offshore drilling.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Comprehensive Strategy for Combatting ISIS

U.S.-led effort to defeat ISIS remain hampered by the failure to fully integrate the anti-ISIS military strategy into wider political strategy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015