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The Inefficiencies of Existing Retirement Savings Incentives

Worker posing for photo article icon Issue Brief Middle-class Americans face a growing retirement crisis. Existing savings incentives have not been enough to address this problem because of a number of associated inefficiencies.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Friday, October 30, 2015

Obama Administration Makes Refugee Program More LGBT-Inclusive

LGBT and U.S. flags waveThe U.S. Department of State’s recent inclusion of same-sex partners as a family reunification refugee priority category will improve access to the refugee program for LGBT families.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, October 30, 2015

Invisible by Design

High school students article icon Issue Brief Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the performance of all groups of students remains critical to improving the quality of education in America.

by Scott Sargrad, Max Marchitello, Robert Hanna | Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mitigating Risk to Maximize the Benefits of Employee Ownership

Commuters walk to work. book_alt2 icon Report Addressing risk factors involved in employee ownership will ensure that more workers can benefit from its positive effects.

by Karla Walter and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Progressive Foreign Policy—and a Whole Lot of Work—Pay Off on Iran Nuclear Agreement

salehi and amanoThe Iran nuclear deal was the culmination of months of behind the scenes efforts by progressives, with CAP playing a key role.

by Vikram Singh | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Myth of Police Reluctance

Protestors hands up Los AngelesDespite claims to the contrary, there is no evidence to suggest that the “Hands Up” movement has caused the police to stand down.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Forging a New Consensus on America’s Future in Space

If the United States takes advantage of the opportunities available today, Mars and the other wonders of the solar system are within the nation’s grasp.

by Peter Juul | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

North Carolina’s Dangerous Stance on Immigration Threatens Community Trust

Naturalization ceremonyNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory should veto anti-immigrant bill H.B. 318 and support policies that integrate the state’s immigrant community.

by Silva Mathema | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lessons from the Storm

Hurricane Sandy damage book_alt2 icon Report The rise of extreme weather is spurring cities to develop climate resilience plans, but it takes more than hard infrastructure improvements to thrive after an extreme weather event.

by Danielle Baussan and Miranda Peterson | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Virginia Under the Gun

WDBJ-TV vigil article icon Issue Brief A number of aspects of gun violence and gun-related crime in Virginia are exceptional or above the national average, and there is much state leaders could do to strengthen the state’s laws and prevent gun deaths.

by Chelsea Parsons, Tim Daly, Eugenio Weigend Vargas | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Key Principles for an Energy Policy that Meets U.S. Environmental and Economic Needs

wind turbines article icon Fact Sheet The United States needs an energy policy that rises to the challenge of climate change, embraces renewable energy and cleaner transportation, and balances energy production with strong environmental protections.

| Monday, October 26, 2015

We Already Cleaned up the Student Loan Mess—Let’s Not Do It Again

graduates at commencementFacilitating the purchase of federal student loans by private lenders through offering tax benefits and a new federal guarantee would be a step in the wrong direction for students and taxpayers.

by David A. Bergeron | Monday, October 26, 2015

More Money, More Problems

Texas Supreme Court justices book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report looks at the challenge of sustaining judicial diversity on the bench in the face of big-money judicial elections.

by Michele L. Jawando and Billy Corriher | Monday, October 26, 2015

Congress Should Act to Make Criminal Justice Reform History

Prisoner in isolation cell in WisconsinThe effects of mass incarceration ripple across the United States and affect all Americans. Congress should seize the historic opportunity to begin to repair the U.S. criminal justice system.

by Todd A. Cox | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Shortsighted Cuts to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Inhibit Meaningful Policy

Erica Groshen of the BLSOver the past five years, the inflation-adjusted budget for the government’s principal data collection agency has seen dramatic and shortsighted cuts. This is unacceptable.

by Ethan Gurwitz and Alex Rowell | Thursday, October 22, 2015