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Girding the U.S. Electric Grid with Community Energy Storage

A darkened San Diego skyline article icon Issue Brief Distributed batteries for energy storage can collectively strengthen the electric grid against extreme weather.

by Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Turkey-Iran Relations

Rouhani and Erdogan article icon Issue Brief For Turkey and Iran to move away from their destructive regional confrontation and toward stability, they need to return to their previous policy of selective cooperation, compartmentalization, and mediation.

by Bülent Aras and Emirhan Yorulmazlar | Monday, July 11, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2016 Jobs Release

Federal Reserve building bars icon Charts Fed decision-making may rest with the June jobs report.

by Michael Madowitz and Juliana Vigorito | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

Job seeker looks for work article icon Issue Brief By taking steps to strengthen their unemployment insurance programs, states can better protect working families against joblessness, increase workforce participation, and prepare their economies to face the next recession.

by Rachel West, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach, Claire McKenna, Judy Conti | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Justice Still Waits: The Nondecisions of an 8-Justice Supreme Court

Police stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court.The judicial vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically hindered the Court’s ability to make meaningful decisions on key issues, and an obstructionist Senate is to blame.

by Abby Bar-Lev Wiley | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Americans Must Understand that a Bullet Has All of Our Names on It

Representative John Lewis speaks.For political leaders to find the humanity and will to do the right thing, Americans must recognize that gun violence is an issue that affects everyone.

by Sam Fulwood III | Friday, July 1, 2016

This Independence Day, Celebrate Religious Liberty for All

Shiite Muslims pray together and rallyAmericans should promote freedoms that they are willing to share with all of their neighbors—including freedom of religion for Muslims.

by Claire Markham and Sanam Malik | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Linking Existing Federal Data Systems to Expand Knowledge of Higher Education

Students study in libraryThe federal government already collects information about college students that could be used to improve the U.S. higher education system, but siloed systems and legal barriers stand in the way.

by David A. Bergeron | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Carbon Pricing in a Fiscal Context

Washington refinery article icon Issue Brief The potential revenue from a price on carbon pollution would be a small percentage of the nation’s overall budget.

by Greg Dotson and Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Texas Families

mother and son article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Texas women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Danielle Corley, Maggie Jo Buchanan | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Emerging Threats and New Trends in Turkish Foreign Policy

Turkish flag in Istanbul article icon Issue Brief Turkey is set to downsize its foreign policy ambitions and reduce its confrontational style in regional politics.

by Galip Dalay | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Reviving Antitrust

The moon rises over New York City book_alt2 icon Report Rising income inequality, stagnant middle-class incomes, and growing evidence of increasing market power in parts of the U.S. economy all point toward the need for a renewed focus on antitrust enforcement.

by Marc Jarsulic, Ethan Gurwitz, Kate Bahn, Andy Green | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The North American Leaders Summit Should Put Fish on the Menu

helicopter and ship in Pacific OceanIf the leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico work together, they can curtail illegal fishing, reward honest fishermen, and act to save two critically endangered species.

by Shiva Polefka and Avery Siciliano | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Protecting Communities on the Road to Recovery

row of houses book_alt2 icon Report Strong standards are critical to ensure that the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program protects homeowners and neighborhoods still recovering from the housing crisis.

by Sarah Edelman, Michela Zonta, Shiv Rawal | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Infographic: Payday Loans: Beneath the Surface

shark fins and dollar billsAdopting a strong rule on payday and auto title loans would greatly reduce the potential for predatory loans to destabilize families and communities.

by Joe Valenti | Monday, June 27, 2016