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Can New Transportation Technologies Improve Equity and Access to Opportunity?

A driver for the ridesharing service Lyft uses Lyft's smartphone app. article icon Issue Brief Rapid advances in technology, including mobile applications that facilitate ridesharing, are transforming surface transportation with the potential to expand transit ridership, social equity, and access to opportunity.

by Kevin DeGood and Andrew Schwartz | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rhetoric vs. Reality

woman dresses son article icon Fact Sheet Women and men need policy solutions that promote economic security and respond to the caregiving needs of families.

by Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fast Facts on Who Has Access to Paid Time Off and Flexibility

paid leave worker article icon Fact Sheet All workers need time away from work at some point, but access to paid days off is uneven. New Center for American Progress research shows who is most likely to have access to time off.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Who Gets Time Off?

factory worker Latina book_alt2 icon Report Every worker has the potential need for paid leave and workplace flexibility, but access is uneven. Policymakers must ensure that all workers can care for themselves and their families while staying employed.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What Is Really Happening to Turkish Media?

Turkish newspapers article icon Issue Brief Gradually, Turkey’s media landscape is being transformed into varied outlets serving the political goals of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his political movement.

by Mustafa Akyol | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Updating U.S.-Saudi Ties to Reflect the New Realities of Today’s Middle East

Saudi youth play soccer. book_alt2 icon Report The Obama administration and its successor should seize new possibilities for economic cooperation as it continues to face major challenges on the security, diplomatic, and political reform fronts with Saudi Arabia.

by Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Peter Juul, Mokhtar Awad, John Craig | Monday, April 25, 2016

Electric Utilities and the Future of Clean Transportation

A man charges an electric car book_alt2 icon Report Electric utilities should take an active role in encouraging electric vehicle ownership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Alison Cassady | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Resilient Midwestern Cities

A man plants vegetables in a garden. book_alt2 icon Report The growing threats of flooding, heat-related deaths, and other climate change risks are driving Midwestern city and community leaders to make their cities more sustainable and just.

by Cathleen Kelly, Miranda Peterson, Erin Auel, Gwynne Taraska, Philine Qian | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Kurdish Autumn Becomes Turkey’s Long Winter

Diyarbakır article icon Issue Brief Any hope of Turkish democratic renewal, economic growth, or regional influence depends on fashioning a political compromise with the country’s Kurdish minority.

by Aslı Aydintaşbaş | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Proxy Carbon Pricing

power plant book_alt2 icon Report The federal government should adopt the practice, common in the private sector, of anticipating a price on carbon when assessing the financial viability of long-term investments, including infrastructure.

by Alison Cassady and Gwynne Taraska | Monday, April 18, 2016

House Budget Cuts Would Weaken the Economy for Future Generations

A mother feeds her daughter. article icon Issue Brief Economic research shows how cutting health care, environmental, and nutrition programs means unhealthy children today and a less productive workforce tomorrow.

by Harry Stein and Brendan Duke | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Yes, America Can Afford to Dramatically Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity

Pre-K teacher and student article icon Issue Brief Poverty in America is not inevitable. Simply by making different budgetary choices, policymakers could greatly reduce poverty and boost opportunity.

by Rachel West | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Strengthening the Palestinian Economy to Keep a Two-State Solution Viable

West Bank man carries gas tank book_alt2 icon Report The next U.S. administration should focus on an achievable economic agenda to improve conditions for Palestinians and sustain hope for a two-state solution.

by Hardin Lang and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Looking in All the Wrong Places

Empty seats book_alt2 icon Report Improvements to the Department of Education’s oversight of American colleges have the potential to deter fraud at for-profit education companies, including Corinthian Colleges.

by Robert Shireman, Elizabeth Baylor, Ben Miller | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

Wheat field article icon Issue Brief Food security and climate change are already contributing to human suffering and eroding state structures. The United States should incorporate food and climate analysis fully into foreign and security policy to anticipate the next crisis.

by Tom Daschle and Michael Werz | Tuesday, April 12, 2016