RELEASE: CAP Analysis Disproves Claims about Economic Effects of Strengthened Ozone Protections

By Daniel J. Weiss, Arpita Bhattacharyya, Raj Salhotra | August 18, 2011 Washington, D.C.—As the White House completes its interagency review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated ground-level ozone standard to protect public health, some of the companies required to reduce their pollution continue to make exaggerated claims that negative economic impacts will occur due...

RELEASE: Race and Beyond: The Race for the White House

Read the full column here. By Sam Fulwood III Given the confusing and crazy history that we Americans seem incapable of rising above, I suppose it was preordained that nearly every conversation about the first black president would devolve to an examination of its racial elements. From the moment then-candidate Barack Obama declared himself a...

Available for Comment: Ian Millhiser on 11th Circuit Decision on Individual Mandate

Washington, D.C.—CAP Policy Analyst and Blogger Ian Millhiser will be available for comments on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal’s 2-1 decision to strike down the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The following is a quote from Ian Millhiser about today’s opinion: “What today’s opinion lacks in fidelity to the Constitution it makes...

RELEASE: Defense Cuts After the Debt Deal

By Lawrence J. Korb, Sam Klug, Alex Rothman | August 11, 2011 To read the full column, click here. To watch the Ask the Expert video “Getting Defense Spending Under Control,” click here. Washington, D.C. — The cuts to national security spending in the recent deal to raise the debt ceiling have attracted significant criticism...

ADVISORY: The Moral Complexity of a Diverse Latino Community

While Latinos are often seen as a monolithic community that is Catholic and socially conservative, the reality is far more nuanced and complex. Unlike conventional wisdom, Latino Catholics tend to actually be more progressive than Latino evangelicals on key social issues such as LGBT equality and reproductive rights and justice. And while the majority of...

RELEASE: ‘The Help’ in Our Society Today

Read the full column Washington, D.C.—Today’s release of the movie “The Help” offers a moment to draw the connections between the everyday experiences of domestic workers in the South in the 1960s and current immigrant domestic workers, many of who are of Latino, African, and Caribbean descent, writes CAP’s Joy Moses. Below is an excerpt...

PRESS CALL UPDATE: Navy Secretary Mabus and CA Gov. Brown Join Sen. Reid and CAP’s Podesta to Discuss Upcoming National Clean Energy Summit

WHAT: U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and California Governor Jerry Brown will join Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta today, Wednesday, August 10, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT for a news teleconference to preview the upcoming “National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy.” They...

RELEASE: The Deficit –Busting Pay Freeze We Need: Ending the Bush Bonus Tax Cuts Requires Little Sacrifice, Does No Harm

By Michael Ettlinger | August 9, 2011 Washington, D.C.—The recent debt deal struck last week resulted in congressional Republicans stating that tax increases cannot be part of deficit reduction. Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, explains why these Republicans are drawing such hard lines in his piece entitled,...

RELEASE: What Changes in Mexico Mean for U.S. Immigration Policy

Read the full column here. By Philip E. Wolgin, Ann Garcia Washington, D.C.—Demographic and economic shifts within Mexico coupled with the Great Recession and enhanced border security in the United States has resulted in a dramatic decline in Mexican migration to the US, write CAP’s Philip E. Wolgin and Ann Garcia. Net unauthorized migration from...