STATEMENT: Ed Paisley on Parsing the Paulson Plan

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Treasury Secretary today promised to work with Congress to launch a massive federal rescue of the U.S. housing markets in order to protect the global financial system from complete collapse. If the Bush administration had taken more aggressive steps many months ago—as the Center for American Progress detailed again and again as...

RELEASE: New Poll Shows College Affordability a Major Issue for Voters

  WASHINGTON, DC – The National Education Association (NEA) released the results of a poll on Wednesday that demonstrates that college costs will be a key issue for voters in the 2008 elections. The results mirror what Campus Progress Action has seen throughout the I’m Voting For campaign, an online video testimonial project that gives...

RELEASE: Labor Rights Can Be Good Trade Policy

Download the full report (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for American Progress released a new report today entitled, “Labor Rights Can Be Good Trade Policy: An Analysis of U.S. Trade with Less Industrialized Economies with Weak or Strong Labor Rights.” The report’s authors, Christian E. Weller and Stephen Zucconi, analyze data on U.S. trade with a...

ADVISORY: The Role of Philosophy in Modern Politics

At a time when political discourse is seemingly consumed with trivial matters, authors Susan Neiman and Michael Boylan remind us of the moral and ethical questions that once informed our politics and how they can help move us forward today. For example, what is a good society? What is evil? What are our obligations to...

ADVISORY: Fixing Failed States: The Case of Afghanistan

September 12, 2008, 9:00am – 10:00am Dr. Ashraf Ghani, current chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness, will share his insight and firsthand experience of Afghanistan at an upcoming Center for American Progress event. Dr. Ghani is perhaps most well-known as Afghanistan's Minister of Finance from 2002 - 2004. In this position, Dr. Ghani led...

RELEASE: Iraq’s Political Transition After the Surge

Read the full report (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for American Progress released a new report today entitled, “Iraq’s Political Transition After the Surge: Five Enduring Tensions and Ten Key Challenges.” The report’s authors, Brian Katulis, Marc Lynch, and Peter Juul, outline what political reconciliation in Iraq could look like and the challenges that lie ahead....

RELEASE: CAP on the Latest Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac News

WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for American Progress has been arguing for the past year that widespread restructuring of defaulted and delinquent loans is critical to stabilizing the housing crisis and reducing downward pressure on home values. We are pleased to see that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director James Lockhart is considering broad loan modifications for the...

RELEASE: Green Investment Will Yield 2 Million Jobs in Two Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2008) — A new report released today shows that the United States can create 2 million jobs over two years by investing in a rapid green economic recovery program. The report also shows this $100 billion green investment package would create nearly four times more jobs than spending the same amount...

ADVISORY: Corporate and High Income Tax Cuts and The Economy

Please join the Center for American Progress and the Economic Policy Institute for a special presentation: Friday, September 12, 2008, 12:00pm to 2:30pm Panel 1: The Economics of Supply-Side Featured Speakers: Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; former Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Economist of the World Bank Gene Sperling, Senior...