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How the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Can End Its Reliance on Private Prisons

immigrant detentionThe Department of Homeland Security should follow the Bureau of Prison’s lead and take steps to reduce—and ultimately eliminate—its use of private prisons.

by Sharita Gruberg and Tom Jawetz | Wednesday, September 14, 2016

House Committee Ignores States’ Rights by Interfering with Exxon Mobil Climate Denial Probe

Climate change, republicans, and Exxon MobilState attorneys general are investigating Exxon Mobil for fraud—if members of the House science committee do not stand in their way.

by Billy Corriher | Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Budgeting for Public Investments and Economic Growth

An elementary student article icon Issue Brief Here are four ways that policymakers can better measure how public investments grow the economy.

by Harry Stein | Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Census Data Show Middle-Class Incomes Rising—But More Work to Be Done

City viewLatest data bring great news: The median U.S. household saw its income rise by 5.2 percent in 2015.

by Alex Rowell and David Madland | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Opportunities for Promoting Credit for Affordable Housing in Rural America

Ranch house article icon Issue Brief The affordable housing challenges facing rural communities demand a careful look at strategies that can boost credit and help rural communities thrive.

by Shiv Rawal, Sarah Edelman, Gerado Sanz | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Harrowing Lives and Traumas of Central American Refugees

Detained immigrant kidsChildren and families face extreme violence and poverty in the Northern Triangle of Central America, as evidenced by this round-up of stories reported by the press and nongovernmental organizations.

by Sanam Malik | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

7 Tenets for Sustainable School Turnaround

School turnaround book_alt2 icon Report CAP and ERS outline sustainable turnaround practices for state policymakers and recommend the appropriate roles for the federal government, states, districts, and schools to play in supporting successful turnaround efforts.

by Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel, Karen Hawley Miles, Karen Baroody | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

7 Tenets to Sustain Successful School Turnaround

Public school buses article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet provides a guide for state policymakers to improve their most struggling schools.

by Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel, Karen Hawley Miles, Karen Baroody | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Big Difference Between Women and Men’s Earnings After College

job line article icon Issue Brief A complete look at the gender wage gap and how it changes over time among students who enrolled at public and private nonprofit four-year colleges across the country.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

State Legitimacy, Fragile States, and U.S. National Security

Protest in Baghdad book_alt2 icon Report The United States needs to adopt a long-term foreign policy approach to transnational threats by creating an international compact program to support the growth of legitimate, effective governments.

by the CAP National Security and International Policy Team | Monday, September 12, 2016

Football Fever and Patriotic Fervor

Football player national anthemColin Kaepernick’s silent protest reminds Americans that calling out injustice is more glorious than scoring touchdowns.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, September 9, 2016

Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth

Crowd book_alt2 icon Report To achieve economic security, middle-class Americans need policies that promote good jobs; a growing, inclusive economy; and affordable child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement.

by Carmel Martin, Andy Green, Brendan Duke | Thursday, September 8, 2016

Achieving Middle-Class Economic Security Through Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth

business people article icon Fact Sheet Declining middle-class economic security is a policy choice. Here is a policy agenda for rebuilding it.

| Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Blending American Youth

cursor icon Interactive Decades of immigration have altered the racial and ethnic makeup of the United States, and it is today’s children who will be the vanguards of this new, diverse America.

by Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, William H. Frey | Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Process Behind Turkey’s Proposed Extradition of Fethullah Gülen

DOJ building article icon Issue Brief The most high-profile extradition request in recent history may shape Turkey’s relationship with the United States.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Wednesday, September 7, 2016