COLUMN: Marriage equality for all couples

Washington, D.C. - Nearly a century after the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that "marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man.' " That 1967 case, Loving v. Virginia, ended bans on interracial marriage in the 16 states that still had such laws. Now, 43 years after...

RELEASE: Significant Legal Barriers Exist to the Dismissal of Teachers

Washington, D.C. - As districts pay increased attention to teacher evaluation and success, chronically ineffective and other poor-performing teachers will be identified for dismissal. But administrators face significant legal obstacles in dismissing teachers because of vague, outdated, and ineffective state laws, which make dismissal a remarkably difficult management process, according to "Devil in the Details:...

ADVISORY: Remarks by Peter R. Orszag on Government Reform and Fiscal Responsibility

June 8, 2010, 10:30am – 11:30am Admission is free. RSVP to attend this event Featured Speaker:Peter R. Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget Introduction by: Senator Tom Daschle, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress In his inaugural address, President Obama promised a change to promote effective government. "[T]hose of us who manage the...

RELEASE: Obama’s Cairo Speech One Year Later

Washington, D.C. - The first anniversary of President Barack Obama's historic address announcing a "new beginning” to the Muslim world in Cairo comes at the end of one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent memory for the Middle East. Reverberations from Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla threaten to scuttle efforts aimed at jumpstarting...

RELEASE: Podesta, Weiss, Propose an Oil Reform Agenda

Washington, D.C. - Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Policy Carol Browner observed Sunday that the BP oil disaster is “probably the biggest environmental disaster we’ve ever faced in this country.”  Americans watch helplessly as millions of gallons of oil gush from the ocean floor every day, causing a growing stain that...

A Primer on Executive Privilege for the Kagan Nomination

Washington, D.C. - The National Archives will as soon as this week begin releasing as many as 168,000 pages of documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s service in the Clinton White House. A very large chunk of these documents will be subject to executive privilege because of General Kagan’s close contact with President...