MEMO: The Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care

By Peter Harbage, Ben Furnas|  May 29, 200 View the interactive map Download this memo (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC-It may seem like now is the wrong time for the United States to fix our broken health system. It’s true that we are still dealing with the recent financial crisis and the continuing economic downturn. But health reform...

ADVISORY: The Status of Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, DC—As Israelis and Palestinians consider reopening negotiations, the final status issues -- such as Jerusalem, refugees, security and borders -- loom on the horizon. For over a decade, Palestinians, Israelis and others have been working on creative solutions to these seemingly intractable challenges. Middle East Progress at the Center for American Progress invites you...

ADVISORY: Todd Stern and John Podesta on China and the Global Climate Challenge

WASHINGTON, DC—Together the United States and China account for approximately 40 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, and only through concerted and coordinated action can we meet the climate change challenge that, in the words of President Barack Obama, is "slowly killing our planet." Please join us for a talk by the Obama administration's...

NEW REPORT: Meeting the Challenges in Pakistan

Download this report (pdf) Download the executive summary (pdf) View the video “Pakistan: Experts in the Field” WASHINGTON, DC —Today the Center for American Progress released “Meeting the Challenges in Pakistan: Trip Report and Recommendations for U.S. Policy.” The report’s authors, Lawrence J. Korb, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman, went to Pakistan in April 2009...

ADVISORY: Web 2.0 and the Federal Government

WASHINGTON, DC—The Obama campaign—and now the Obama administration—blazed new trail in the use of Web 2.0 technology, featuring videos, social networking tools, and new forms of participatory and interactive technology. This event will feature government, technology, and new media leaders in addressing the special challenges and opportunities of doing Web 2.0 in the federal government....

STATEMENT: CAP Expert Winnie Stachelberg Responds to CA Supreme Court’s Prop 8 Decision

“The California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Proposition 8 is disappointing, but it should not distract us from the progress that is being made toward marriage equality. The number of states where same-sex couples can marry has more than doubled since November, and an April poll from ABC News and The Washington Post found more...

NEW REPORT PORTRAYS AN AMERICA WITHOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM

Read the full report (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC—A new report from the Center for American Progress shows that an America without health care reform is an America where families face ever-higher health insurance premiums, businesses drop coverage and trim employee benefits, doctors lack access to objective information about the treatments they provide, and millions of Americans...

NEW REPORT: The Green Bank

May 21, 2009 Read the full memo (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC—A new report released today by the Center for American Progress (CAP) argues for the creation of a new Green Bank that could lead to the steady and reliable creation of clean-energy jobs and would be a crucial element of the transition to a clean-energy economy....

A Clean-Energy Standard Would Lower Household Electricity Bills

By Ben Furnas - May 19, 2009 Download the interactive map Download the memo (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC—A national renewable electricity standard, a key piece of the clean-energy legislation currently before Congress, would save households and businesses in every state billions of dollars in electricity and natural gas bills. A renewable energy standard would require a...

Public Opinion Snapshot: Millennials Are a Progressive Generation

By Ruy Teixeira WASHINGTON, DC—It’s a “New Progressive America” out there, as I argued in my recent Center for American Progress report, with a new demography and a new agenda. The new demography refers to the array of growing demographic groups that have aligned themselves with progressives and swelled their ranks. One of the most...