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Oregon’s Success Shows Way Forward for Automatic Voter Registration

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signs a bill article icon Issue Brief Research explains why Oregon’s automatic voter registration program can successfully register the greatest number of eligible voters.

by Liz Kennedy | Monday, May 16, 2016

Buchanan’s Fantasy Past Isn’t Prologue to America’s Future

Pat BuchananSyndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is pushing an outdated vision of America—one that fails to take into account the many contributions of people of color, immigrants, and LGBT people.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, May 13, 2016

Agriculture and the Paris Agreement

Farm tractor article icon Fact Sheet With the Paris agreement in place, climate-smart agriculture practices are essential to the United States’ and other countries’ efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to build resilience to the threats of climate change.

by the CAP Energy and Environment Team | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Addressing Challenges to Progressive Religious Liberty in Michigan

A man leaves a voting booth article icon Issue Brief Michigan must strike a proper balance between true religious freedom and the other cherished rights and freedoms that keep the nation’s democracy strong.

by Carolyn Davis and Lauren Kokum | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Building Accountability From the Inside Out

CICIG commissioner book_alt2 icon Report An international body based in Guatemala has made major progress against entrenched corruption in the country, achieving what few thought was possible. This report examines the factors behind that success and whether they can be replicated in other places that graft plagues.

by Trevor Sutton | Thursday, May 12, 2016

How Overly Broad Religious Exemptions Are Putting Children at Risk of Sexual Abuse

beds in detention centerReligious exemptions in federal guidelines to address sexual abuse of children undermine their efficacy.

by Sharita Gruberg, Carolyn Davis, Victor Lopez | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Best Practices for Creating a Sustainable and Equitable Food System in the United States

mobile grocery store article icon Issue Brief Leaders at the local and state levels should follow the examples of successful community initiatives to improve the U.S. food system.

by Ashley Blackwell | Thursday, May 12, 2016

As Arctic Nears Tipping Point, President Obama and Nordic Leaders Must Act

President Obama and Secretary Kerry at the 2015 GLACIER ConferencePresident Obama and the five Nordic leaders should use their May 13 summit to work to cut their nations’ greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard the Arctic, and inspire more ambitious climate change action globally.

by Cathleen Kelly | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers

Panama CityThe Panama Papers revealed how financial system opacity enables crime, corruption, and terrorism. The United States has an opportunity to lead in the global effort against corruption—after getting its own house in order.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Trevor Sutton | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ocean Planning Is the Key to Unlock America’s New Blue Economy

Block Island Wind FarmThe National Ocean Policy is helping coastal states and industries lay the groundwork for prosperity and sustainability in the 21st century, and Congress should not interfere.

by Shiva Polefka | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations

Erdogan and Putin article icon Issue Brief Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet ended an unusual period of Turkish-Russian détente and limited Ankara’s options in Syria.

by Soli Özel | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail

A pre-K student does paper mache. book_alt2 icon Report Our child care assistance system is due for major reform. In this report, parents and providers make the case for rules and regulations that put children first and respect the real-life struggles of working parents.

by Judith Warner | Friday, May 6, 2016

Faith Voices for Reproductive Justice: Supporting Mothers and Caregivers

play_alt icon Video This Mother’s Day, progressive leaders of faith discuss what fuels their work.

by Lauren Kokum, Claire Markham, Kulsum Ebrahim | Friday, May 6, 2016

Update: Texas, Where Are the Judges?

A man walks in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. article icon Issue Brief Senators refusing to do their jobs to confirm lower-court nominees are leaving Texas to suffer from more empty seats on the bench than any other state.

by Anisha Singh, Abby Bar-Lev, Phillip Martin | Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Human Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2

play_alt icon Video This video shows the devastating emotional and psychological impact that North Carolina's controversial law H.B. 2 can have on transgender people.

by Andrew Satter and Sarah McBride | Thursday, May 5, 2016