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Expanding Language Access to Protect Consumers with Limited English Proficiency

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed Language Access Plan will make access to consumer financial products more transparent for households with limited English proficiency.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Curb Carbon Pollution

At it’s spring meetings, the World Bank will discuss reductions in fossil fuel subsidies as a means to curb climate change.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Updating the Strategic Rationale for the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Amid tumult in the Middle East, the United States and Israel should re-frame and strengthen their bilateral relationship.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Crafting Effective Regulation for the Prepaid Card Market

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should alter its proposed rule to make prepaid cards safer, more transparent, and more affordable.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don’t Cut Benefits for Disabled Americans Returning to Work

Proposed restrictions on unemployment benefits would punish social security disability insurance beneficiaries who attempt to return to work.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Helping Students Through Transparent College Oversight

By releasing its list of colleges under heightened cash monitoring, the Department of Education is bringing transparency to its oversight of troubled institutions.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Decarbonizing America’s Energy System

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan represents a significant step towards decarbonizing America’s energy sector.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How U.S. Federal Courts Affect Everyday American Life

U.S. Federal Courts exercise tremendous influence, making decisions that affect the everyday lives of Americans across the country.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cutting Nutrition Assistance Would Harm Job Growth

Proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would impair job growth and drive vulnerable Americans deeper into poverty.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Cost of Congressional Inaction on Immigration

While deferred action is an important interim step, comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship would provide enormous benefits to the U.S. economy.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Reckoning with History at the University of North Carolina

Columnist Sam Fulwood III argues that his alma mater must deal directly with its history, not revise it for the sake of contemporary comfort.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Millennial Support for LGBT Nondiscrimination Legislation

A new poll from Generation Progress reveals that Millennials broadly support comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination legislation at the state and federal level.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Strengthening the Economy Through DACA and DAPA

President Obama’s executive actions on immigration will provide a boon to the U.S. economy, increasing GDP by approximately $230 billion over the next ten years.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Investing in Resilience To Combat Extreme Weather

As extreme weather events become more common across the United States, Congress must increase its investment in resilient infrastructure.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Discriminatory Legislation is Bad For Business

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is sparking a backlash among business interests that could have severe consequences for the state’s economy.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015