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The Population of Pregnant Women at Potential Risk of Zika Virus Infection

article icon Issue Brief More than 2 million pregnant women will be potentially at risk from Zika this summer and fall.

by Topher Spiro and Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, May 26, 2016

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It Is Time to Phase Out 9 Unnecessary Oil and Gas Tax Breaks

article icon Fact Sheet Congress should phase out nine wasteful tax breaks for the oil and gas industry to level the playing field with cleaner sources of energy.

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The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability Standards

book_alt2 icon Report The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.

by Ben Miller and Antoinette Flores | Thursday, May 26, 2016

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The Potential of Proxy Carbon Pricing in International Development Finance

article icon Issue Brief International finance institutions can use proxy carbon pricing in conjunction with other tools to drive climate-compatible investments and help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

by Gwynne Taraska and Ori Gutin | Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Zika Virus in the United States

article icon Issue Brief The United States and its territories cannot afford to delay implementing the Obama administration’s plan to address the Zika virus. Congress should put aside partisanship to pass emergency funding.

by Jamila Taylor | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Is Erdoğan Holding Europe Hostage?

article icon Issue Brief Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to use Turkey’s migrant deal with the European Union to achieve his goals in Syria and force Europe to accept his authoritarian streak.

by Behlül Özkan | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Making the Grade

book_alt2 icon Report State accountability systems vary in complexity, and while the majority of states have surpassed the requirements of No Child Left Behind, nearly all states will need to make adjustments to comply fully with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

by Carmel Martin, Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel | Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Pennsylvania Under the Gun

article icon Issue Brief While Pennsylvania has instituted important measures to prevent gun violence, more can be done to strengthen its laws and reduce gun-related crimes.

by Chelsea Parsons and Eugenio Weigend Vargas | Monday, May 16, 2016

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signs a bill

Oregon’s Success Shows Way Forward for Automatic Voter Registration

article icon Issue Brief Research explains why Oregon’s automatic voter registration program can successfully register the greatest number of eligible voters.

by Liz Kennedy | Monday, May 16, 2016

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Agriculture and the Paris Agreement

article icon Fact Sheet With the Paris agreement in place, climate-smart agriculture practices are essential to the United States’ and other countries’ efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to build resilience to the threats of climate change.

by the CAP Energy and Environment Team | Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Addressing Challenges to Progressive Religious Liberty in Michigan

article icon Issue Brief Michigan must strike a proper balance between true religious freedom and the other cherished rights and freedoms that keep the nation’s democracy strong.

by Carolyn Davis and Lauren Kokum | Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Building Accountability From the Inside Out

book_alt2 icon Report An international body based in Guatemala has made major progress against entrenched corruption in the country, achieving what few thought was possible. This report examines the factors behind that success and whether they can be replicated in other places that graft plagues.

by Trevor Sutton | Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Best Practices for Creating a Sustainable and Equitable Food System in the United States

article icon Issue Brief Leaders at the local and state levels should follow the examples of successful community initiatives to improve the U.S. food system.

by Ashley Blackwell | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Erdogan and Putin

The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations

article icon Issue Brief Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet ended an unusual period of Turkish-Russian détente and limited Ankara’s options in Syria.

by Soli Özel | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A pre-K student does paper mache.

Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail

book_alt2 icon Report Our child care assistance system is due for major reform. In this report, parents and providers make the case for rules and regulations that put children first and respect the real-life struggles of working parents.

by Judith Warner | Friday, May 6, 2016

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