The Population of Pregnant Women at Potential Risk of Zika Virus Infection
Issue Brief More than 2 million pregnant women will be potentially at risk from Zika this summer and fall.
It Is Time to Phase Out 9 Unnecessary Oil and Gas Tax Breaks
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.
The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability Standards
Report The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.
The Potential of Proxy Carbon Pricing in International Development Finance
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.
Zika Virus in the United States
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.
Is Erdoğan Holding Europe Hostage?
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.
Making the Grade
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.
Pennsylvania Under the Gun
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.
Oregon’s Success Shows Way Forward for Automatic Voter Registration
Issue Brief Research explains why Oregon’s automatic voter registration program can successfully register the greatest number of eligible voters.
Agriculture and the Paris Agreement
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.
Addressing Challenges to Progressive Religious Liberty in Michigan
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.
Building Accountability From the Inside Out
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.
Best Practices for Creating a Sustainable and Equitable Food System in the United States
Issue Brief Leaders at the local and state levels should follow the examples of successful community initiatives to improve the U.S. food system.
The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations
Issue Brief Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet ended an unusual period of Turkish-Russian détente and limited Ankara’s options in Syria.
Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail
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.