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Addressing Predatory Lending Practices Through Policy and Faith

Both moral obligation and sound economic policy necessitate an end to predatory lending practices.

| Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants Today

naturalization ceremonyIn honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, here are the top facts about the demographics, voting power, and economic effect of immigrants in the United States.

by Sanam Malik and Philip E. Wolgin | Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Harnessing Insurance Markets to Enhance Climate Resilience

farmers lack crop insuranceThe G-7’s call to scale up climate insurance around the globe is an important step in fostering innovative public-private finance programs for climate adaptation and resilience.

by Pete Ogden and Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The First Round of Student Loan Debt Relief Is Here

Arne DuncanThe U.S. Department of Education will start to forgive the loans of some defrauded borrowers from Corinthian Colleges.

by Ben Miller | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Centrality of Disparate Impact Analysis in the Fair Housing Act

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Fair Housing Act does not prohibit policies with a discriminatory impact, potential renters and homeowners will lose a vital tool to ensure that they have equal access to housing.

| Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Infographic: Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers in Delaware

Allowing domestic abusers to have easy access to guns has tragic consequences for women in Delaware.

| Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Responsible Credit Is an Economic and Moral Issue

Maranda Brooks stands outside a payday loans business. article icon Issue Brief As states and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau debate payday lending regulation, both economics and faith illustrate the need for effective consumer protections.

by Joe Valenti and Claire Markham | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Supreme Court Could Strike Down a Key Provision of Housing Discrimination Law

President LBJA ruling against disparate impact analysis would be a blow to the nation’s larger civil rights laws and to some of its most vulnerable populations.

by Michele L. Jawando and Julia Gordon | Monday, June 8, 2015

Video: Eight Important Facts About the King v. Burwell Decision

play_alt icon Video An unfavorable ruling in the King v. Burwell case would be disastrous for the millions of people who get health care on the federal exchange.

by Andrew Satter | Monday, June 8, 2015

Fragile Progress

A Nepalese girl gets ready for school. book_alt2 icon Report The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

by John Norris, Casey Dunning, Annie Malknecht | Monday, June 8, 2015

Nonmilitary Methods for Combating the Threat of Improvised Explosive Devices

The United States needs to rely on the considerable diplomatic tools available, as well as customs and law enforcement efforts, to stem the flow of IED components to militant groups.

| Friday, June 5, 2015

An Ounce of Prevention

IEDs in Iraq book_alt2 icon Report To save lives and blunt the impact of the terror tactics used by ISIS and other militant groups, the United States and other countries must cooperate to stem the flow of improvised explosive device, or IED, components and reinforce global partnership.

by Mary Beth Goodman | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Investing in Amtrak for Improved Rail Service

Amtrak provides critical rail service to commuters across the country, particularly the Northeast. Without additional investment, however, it will be unable to meet demand.

| Thursday, June 4, 2015

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

Job seekers fills out applicationHere are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Jackie Odum, Danielle Corley, Michael Madowitz | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Understanding Amtrak and the Importance of Passenger Rail in the United States

Amtrak train article icon Issue Brief Amtrak is a valuable national asset that requires proper federal investment if it is to meet the country’s future transportation and economic development needs.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, June 4, 2015