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A Primer on the Paris Climate Summit

A bird flies in front of the Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief The Paris summit, which is set to produce a new international climate agreement, could mark a global pivot toward clean energy.

by Gwynne Taraska | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings Incentives

man with camera book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should pursue a number of steps at the federal and state levels to make existing savings incentives more effective and address the retirement crisis.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Infographic: The Screening Process for Entry to the United States for Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees face a long security screening process before being admitted for entry to the United States that is specially designed to mitigate any threats and helps ensure Americans are not placed in harm’s way.

| Wednesday, November 18, 2015

America at Its Best

Syrian refugee mother and childWelcoming Syrian refugees is a moral and security imperative that can be accomplished safely.

by Tom Jawetz and Ken Gude | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Infographic: Divided Government Has Not Always Meant Slow Judicial Confirmations

The Senate's current judicial confirmations are moving at the slowest rate since 1953.

by Anisha Singh and Jake Faleschini | Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Protecting Public Health and Growing the Economy

President George H.W. Bush after signing the Clean Air Act of 1990 article icon Fact Sheet The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 demonstrate that a vibrant economy and strong public health protections can go hand in hand.

by Center for American Progress Energy and Environment Team | Monday, November 16, 2015

The Impact of Reversing Kentucky’s Health Care Reforms

Matt Bevin article icon Issue Brief Any rollback of Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion and state health insurance marketplace would be a disaster for Kentucky's health, economy, and state budget.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Friday, November 13, 2015

A Path to Global Leadership on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: 3 Steps to Slash Domestic Federal Coal Subsidies Through Executive Action

President at 2014 G-20 summitCutting subsidies for the mining of coal on federal lands would enhance U.S. climate leadership at the G-20 summit, the UNFCCC climate conference in Paris, and beyond.

by Nidhi Thakar and Pete Ogden | Friday, November 13, 2015

The Inequality Racism Begets Affects Us All

heroin addictWhite Americans are becoming conscious that racism’s insidious effects are not limited to people of color.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, November 12, 2015

Paying It Forward

Mother and child book_alt2 icon Report Creating a new Medicaid benefit for evidence-based home visiting services would simplify funding and allow states and communities to scale services, improve outcomes for families, and produce significant savings for states and the federal government.

by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Meghan O'Toole, Maura Calsyn, Topher Spiro, Katie Hamm | Thursday, November 12, 2015

Remembering America’s Veterans in 2015

Arlington cemetery burialOn Veterans Day, the Center for American Progress offers a statistical snapshot of our veterans and the challenges they face.

by Maryia Statkevich and Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Elections Matter

A voter casts a ballot. article icon Issue Brief State legislatures have traditionally handled redistricting, which has created partisan and predictable elections that discourage millennial participation in the democratic process.

by Sheila E. Isong | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wisconsin, Unions, and the Middle Class

A woman works at an assembly line article icon Fact Sheet Wisconsin’s middle class is falling behind. Unions can help by raising wages and reducing the pay gap.

by Brendan Duke and Alex Rowell | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Turning Our Backs on the 14th Amendment

Constitution article icon Issue Brief Birthright citizenship—a key right under the 14th Amendment and now a hot-button topic in the immigration debate—is facing repeal efforts that are un-American and unconstitutional.

by Tom Jawetz and Sanam Malik | Monday, November 9, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2015 Jobs Release

workersHere are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Michael Madowitz, Danielle Corley, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, November 5, 2015