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Raising Middle-Class Incomes

Accurate measurement is important, but policymakers and journalists should focus on the question of how to raise middle-class incomes rather than worrying about technical adjustments that do not affect the overall picture.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Remembering the Victims of Oak Creek

On the third anniversary of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, that killed six people, author Anisha Singh reflects on how the Sikh community has come together to advocate for forgiveness and raise awareness in the face of continued hate crimes against American Sikhs.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Making Savings Count with a Refundable Saver’s Credit

Congress should take action on tax reform by making savings count through progressive matches in the tax code, with a refundable Saver’s Credit as the first step.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Updating the Voting Rights Act 50 Years Later

50 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, Congress needs to ensure that voting is accessible to all Americans as communities of color continue to grow in the United States.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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