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

A restaurant general manager interviews candidates for positions.Workers are finding jobs, but most still need a raise.

by Michael Madowitz, Shiv Rawal, Juliana Vigorito | Thursday, March 31, 2016

Advancing Progressive Religious Liberty in 2016

People protest for LGBT rights. book_alt2 icon Report A hopeful, progressive understanding of religious liberty can prevent harm and discrimination while preserving the freedoms of both religious and nonreligious Americans.

by Carolyn Davis | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

A village woman carries unmilled rice article icon Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.

by Michael Werz and Benjamin Pohl | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

phone bank workers article icon Issue Brief Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data via BRFSS is an important part of better understanding and addressing the health disparities that affect the LGBT population.

by Kellan Baker and Margaret Hughes | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fixing the Foul Play

Giant logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen on top of factory book_alt2 icon Report The Environmental Protection Agency should ensure that any settlement with Volkswagen mitigates the negative health and environmental consequences of the company’s violation of the Clean Air Act.

by Greg Dotson, Alison Cassady, Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

4 Reasons Why States Suing to Stop Immigration Actions Stand to Lose Big

Immigration activists demonstrate at the Supreme Court.States suing to stop DAPA and expanded DACA stand to lose significant economic growth, increased wages for their residents, and new tax revenue, while threatening to tear apart millions of American families.

by Tom Jawetz | Monday, March 28, 2016

When Public Figures Normalize Hate

Muslims prayWhen public figures use their platforms for hate speech, they become responsible for normalizing feelings of bigotry that can lead to hate crimes against innocent individuals.

by Sanam Malik | Friday, March 25, 2016

The Obama Health Care Legacy: More Coverage and Less Spending

Obama speaks about ACAMajor federal health programs now cover millions more Americans while costing less than was expected in earlier estimates that did not include the Affordable Care Act.

by Harry Stein | Friday, March 25, 2016

Designing Better Accountability Mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Secretariat building book_alt2 icon Report Identifying lessons from existing global and regional accountability mechanisms is key to designing accountability mechanisms that will effectively deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Rahul Chandran | Thursday, March 24, 2016

Congress Should Confront the Rise of Violent Extremism on America’s Public Lands

Cliven Bundy article icon Issue Brief Congress can fight the growing threat of anti-government militants by taking steps to keep America’s public lands safe, open, and protected for future generations.

by Matt Lee-Ashley | Thursday, March 24, 2016

5 Affordable Housing Objectives the Duty to Serve Rule Could Accomplish in Underserved Areas

California mobile homeA rule recently proposed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency could help facilitate a more affordable and fair housing market.

by Shiv Rawal and Sarah Edelman | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Pains, Trains, and Automobiles During the D.C. Metrorail Shutdown

Gates are closed at the McPherson Square Metrorail Station.Metrorail’s recent daylong shutdown resulted in more than 76,000 hours lost in travel time, costing an estimated $1.2 million. Continuing to underfund a troubled system is far costlier than fixing it.

by Andrew Schwartz | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Infographic: Ensuring that Prohibited Abusers Give Up Their Guns in New Jersey

While New Jersey has taken important steps to protect victims of domestic violence from gun violence, more can be done to keep guns out of the hands of abusers.

| Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Zubik v. Burwell

play_alt icon Video Here, in two minutes, is everything you need to know about what is at stake in Zubik v. Burwell.

by Lauren Kokum, Claire Markham, Carolyn Davis, Andrew Satter, Kulsum Ebrahim | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

DAPA Matters to U.S. Citizen Family Members in States Across the Country

2-year-old watches his parents take part in a rally for immigration reformDeferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents could protect more than 6.1 million U.S. citizens from the fear of having their families torn apart.

by Lizet Ocampo | Tuesday, March 22, 2016