RELEASE: The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Texas’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Washington, D.C.—On today’s Texas’s Republican primary, the Center for American Progress released 10 important facts about immigrants and people of color in the state that display their significant economic, cultural, and electoral power. 1. Communities of color are driving population growth in Texas. Texas is one of five states in the country where people of...

RELEASE: Examining Egypt’s Presidential Election

Read the full issue brief here. Washington, D.C. – Today, as Egyptian voters head to the polls this week in the first round of historic presidential elections that should mark the beginning of the end of formal military rule in the country, the Center for American Progress released “Previewing Egypt’s 2012 Presidential Elections: Another Step...

RELEASE: The G8 Preparing for the Next Oil Price Shock

Washington, D.C. — The Group of Eight summit, hosted by the United States, will begin today at Camp David, and the Center for American Progress released “Preparing for the Next Oil Price Shock,” which examines why a price spike could happen and how selling reserve oil could help bring down prices. Most of the G-8...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Melanie Hart on Commerce Department Solar Antidumping Announcement

Washington, D.C — This afternoon the U.S. Department of Commerce released its preliminary determination on the question of whether Chinese solar panel manufacturers are illegally “dumping” low-priced panels into the U.S. market. Melanie Hart, Policy Analyst on China Energy and Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: As expected, the...

RELEASE: The American Middle Class, Income Inequality, and the Strength of Our Economy – New Evidence in Economics

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress unveiled a new paper examining how the strength of the middle class and inequality affect our nation’s economic growth and stability. Despite conventional wisdom that the wealthiest are the ones to drive the economy, this analysis provides evidence that a strong middle class...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Vanessa Cardenas on the Census’s New Announcement that Children Under Age 1 Are Minorities, Changing Demographics Evident

Washington, D.C. — Today the Census Bureau announced that most children under age 1 are minorities. Vanessa Cardenas, Director of Progress 2050, issued the following statement: Today’s news on the Census numbers confirms what we known for a while: In the next few decades, there will not be an ethnic majority in our nation. The...

RELEASE: 5 Myths and Realities About U.S. – China Solar Trade Competition

Read full column here. Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released “5 Myths and Realities About U.S. – China Solar Trade Competition,” ahead of tomorrow’s U.S. Department of Commerce announcement of its preliminary ruling on an “anti-dumping” petition filed by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc. against Chinese solar panel manufacturers. In this column,...

RELEASE: America’s Future Under ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’

Read the full report here. Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released “America’s Future Under ‘Drill, Baby, Drill,’” describing where we will be in 2030 if we continue down the path of oil dependency as the American Petroleum Institute, or API, advocates in their report outlining their long-term vision for the future....