RELEASE: America’s Dangerous Blind Spot in the Middle East

In early June, top U.S. officials will address the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, with Iran likely to be the major focus of the gathering. As these policymakers deliver their speeches about Iran and the strategic necessity to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions, they should examine the fundamental contradiction that exists...

ADVISORY: New Report – Millions of U.S. Workers Stand to Gain from Green Industries

WASHINGTON (May 30, 2008) – Workers at every skill level will be in high demand and enjoy greater job security in key industries essential to building a clean-energy economy in America and fighting global warming, according to a new report released today by a coalition of conservation and labor groups. The report also helps define...

ADVISORY: What’s Next? The New Progressive Agenda

Next year, America has a chance not only to inaugurate a new president, but also to welcome a new progressivism. It's a chance not just to repair the damage of the Bush years or to put in place long overdue items from the progressive agenda, but to put forward big, bold ideas that can respond...

RELEASE: Bush’s Weak Dollar

READ THE FULL REPORT WITH CHARTS HERE WASHINGTON, DC - The Center for American Progress released a report today outlining the grave impact the weak dollar has on consumer prices, including the analysis that 40% of the increased price of oil for Americans is attributed to the weak dollar. In dollars, oil cost about 28...

RELEASE: Future Shock? The Price of Summer at $200 per Barrel

Summer vacation season began this past weekend, just as oil prices approached $130 per barrel. What's more, oil investor T. Boone Pickens told CNBC recently that he thinks "we'll get to $150 this year.” With oil on its way to $200 per barrel, possibly as soon as 2012, summer could get even more expensive for...

ADVISORY: Doubt Is Their Product

Featured Speaker: David Michaels, Author, Doubt is Their Product Introduction by: Jonathan Moreno, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress RSVP for this Event "Doubt is our product," a cigarette executive once observed, "since it is the best means of competing with the 'body of fact' that exists in the minds of the general public. It...

ADVISORY: A Progressive Framework for Bridging the ID Divide

Featured Panelists: Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute Bruce Schneier, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, BT Counterpane Peter P. Swire, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; C. William O’Neill Professor at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University Tova A. Wang, Vice President for Research, Common Cause Moderated by:...

STATEMENT: Worst Decline in Housing Prices On Record

By Andrew Jakabovics   The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight’s house price index fell the furthest in its 17-year history in the first quarter of this year. After adjusting for inflation—and keeping in mind that food and energy costs have risen substantially over the past year—307 out of 381 metropolitan areas saw house values...

Interactive Map: Where Is Our Oil Coming From?

U.S. oil consumption remains high even as the price of oil skyrockets, and the United States is forced to funnel money directly into unstable and hostile regimes to fund its habit. “We are addicted to oil, and the oil is coming from the most dangerous places in the world,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright...

STATEMENT: Bush’s Glass House on Bailing Out Mortgage Lenders

President Bush indicated yesterday that he’ll veto bipartisan compromise legislation that Congress may embrace this morning because the bill would ostensibly bail out lenders. Problem is, the president’s fuzzy math shows that it is the administration’s alternative plan that in fact bails out lenders. The compromise legislation that the Senate Banking Committee will probably agree...