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Electric Utilities and the Future of Clean Transportation

A man charges an electric car book_alt2 icon Report Electric utilities should take an active role in encouraging electric vehicle ownership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Alison Cassady | Thursday, April 21, 2016

3 Reasons Why We Should Certify All Paid Tax Preparers

IRS BuildingMinimum standards for education and ethics would improve accuracy and transparency while protecting taxpayers.

by Alexandra Thornton and Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Resilient Midwestern Cities

A man plants vegetables in a garden. book_alt2 icon Report The growing threats of flooding, heat-related deaths, and other climate change risks are driving Midwestern city and community leaders to make their cities more sustainable and just.

by Cathleen Kelly, Miranda Peterson, Erin Auel, Gwynne Taraska, Philine Qian | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Kurdish Autumn Becomes Turkey’s Long Winter

Diyarbakır article icon Issue Brief Any hope of Turkish democratic renewal, economic growth, or regional influence depends on fashioning a political compromise with the country’s Kurdish minority.

by Aslı Aydintaşbaş | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Proxy Carbon Pricing

power plant book_alt2 icon Report The federal government should adopt the practice, common in the private sector, of anticipating a price on carbon when assessing the financial viability of long-term investments, including infrastructure.

by Alison Cassady and Gwynne Taraska | Monday, April 18, 2016

Learning from the Past and Accepting Refugees

Syrian refugee man and childThe United States has faced decisions on whether to shelter refugees throughout its history and faces a similar question today. We must not repeat the mistakes of the past.

by Sanam Malik | Friday, April 15, 2016

House Budget Cuts Would Weaken the Economy for Future Generations

A mother feeds her daughter. article icon Issue Brief Economic research shows how cutting health care, environmental, and nutrition programs means unhealthy children today and a less productive workforce tomorrow.

by Harry Stein and Brendan Duke | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Yes, America Can Afford to Dramatically Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity

Pre-K teacher and student article icon Issue Brief Poverty in America is not inevitable. Simply by making different budgetary choices, policymakers could greatly reduce poverty and boost opportunity.

by Rachel West | Thursday, April 14, 2016

A Blueprint for Cutting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity in America

A woman plays with her daughter in a park.House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.

by Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Supporting Women’s Health and Rights to Address Economic Inequality

A procedure roomPolicymakers must focus on strategies to improve a woman’s ability to choose to delay pregnancy, not restrict her right to do so.

by Maggie Jo Buchanan | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About United States v. Texas

play_alt icon Video The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about federal immigration enforcement policies in United States v. Texas on April 18. Here is everything you need to know about what is at stake.

by Lizet Ocampo, Tom Jawetz, Andrew Satter, Kulsum Ebrahim | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Add Cultural Critic to List of Superhero Powers

comicsJust beneath the “BAM,” “POW,” and “SPLAT” action of comic books lies the “OH,” “HMM,” and “AH” of human insight.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Strengthening the Palestinian Economy to Keep a Two-State Solution Viable

West Bank man carries gas tank book_alt2 icon Report The next U.S. administration should focus on an achievable economic agenda to improve conditions for Palestinians and sustain hope for a two-state solution.

by Hardin Lang and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

North Carolina’s Discriminatory H.B. 2 Threatens More Than Half Billion Dollars in Economic Activity

North Carolina capitolNorth Carolina’s mean-spirited, anti-LGBT legislation could cost the state’s economy nearly half a billion dollars and counting in private-sector economic activity.

by Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Looking in All the Wrong Places: College Oversight Source Documents

cursor icon Interactive This index contains a sample of documents from the U.S. Department of Education that evaluate American colleges, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

by Elizabeth Baylor | Tuesday, April 12, 2016