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Transparent Oversight of Troubled Colleges Can Help Students Make Informed Choices

education fair Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary ArtsA new analysis finds that more than 1.5 million college students nationwide are attending institutions that are subject to additional monitoring from the U.S. Department of Education.

by Elizabeth Baylor | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hours Flexibility and the Gender Gap in Pay

A woman reconciles a cash register drawer book_alt2 icon Report There is a large hourly wage penalty associated with working fewer hours per week, and although the effect is similar by gender, women are more greatly affected because they are more likely to work fewer than 40 hours per week.

by Claudia Goldin | Wednesday, April 15, 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

The Clean Power Plan: A Critical Step Toward Decarbonizing America’s Energy System

Community Solar MinnesotaThe Clean Power Plan can help mitigate rising natural gas use in the United States and build momentum for a carbon-free energy system.

by Alison Cassady | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Dismissal of Immigration Lawsuit Has Significant Implications for the DHS Immigration Policies

immigration case worker article icon Issue Brief The recent 5th Circuit Court decision in a case that challenged the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has important, positive implications for the government’s defense of the pending challenges to the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration policies.

by Marshall Fitz & Stephen Legomsky | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With Fossil Fuels the Focus of Its First 100 Days, the New Congress Has No Results to Show

Sawtooth Berry FieldsForty-four percent of the Senate’s votes in 2015 have been on unpopular anti-environmental proposals and divisive fossil-fuel industry priorities. Congressional leaders will have to change their approach if they want results on energy and environmental issues.

by Matt Lee-Ashley & Claire Moser | 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 Social Security Disability Insurance Won’t Help Anyone Go Back to Work

disabled workerProposed cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance for beneficiaries who try to return to work and lose a job through no fault of their own are a step in the wrong direction.

by Rebecca Vallas | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How the Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Cashiers and baggers stand idleA new CAP analysis shows the jobs with the largest and smallest gender wage gaps.

by Emily Baxter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

woman of color cashier article icon Issue Brief Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.

by Milia Fisher | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What Occupational Data Show About the Causes of the Gender Wage Gap

A teacher plays a game with her students.The types of jobs that men and women hold, as well as the industries they work in, have a large effect on the gender wage gap.

by Emily Baxter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Gender Pay Gap Explained

mother and daughter in office play_alt icon Video Women in the United States only earn 78 cents to the dollar compared with men. But there is a lot of confusion about this number. What does it really mean? And where did it come from?

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Sara Langhinrichs, Andrew Satter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Getting to a Final Agreement: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran and Congressional Action

nuclear negotiations article icon Issue Brief A final nuclear agreement with Iran may be within reach, but both Congress and the White House must remain vigilant and clear-eyed about the hurdles.

by Vikram Singh, Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Hardin Lang, Lawrence J. Korb, Shlomo Brom, Ken Sofer | Monday, April 13, 2015

Helping Prime Minister Abadi Beat ISIS and Hold Iraq Together

Prime Minister AbadiThe Iraqi prime minister’s visit offers an important chance to take stock of the anti-ISIS campaign and make important adjustments.

by Hardin Lang & Peter Juul | Monday, April 13, 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