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Turning Our Backs on the 14th Amendment

Constitution article icon Issue Brief Birthright citizenship—a key right under the 14th Amendment and now a hot-button topic in the immigration debate—is facing repeal efforts that are un-American and unconstitutional.

by Tom Jawetz and Sanam Malik | Monday, November 9, 2015

Women and Families’ Economic Security in Iowa

Nurse and student article icon Issue Brief Women have been central to Iowa’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Brendan Duke | Thursday, November 5, 2015

Social Security Disability Insurance: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers

Rebecca D. Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.

by Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Smart, Skilled, and Striving

Teacher and students in classroom book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report outlines a vision for how to elevate and modernize the teaching profession so that every student is taught by great teachers.

by Carmel Martin, Lisette Partelow, Catherine Brown | Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Confronting the Terror Finance Challenge in Today’s Middle East

An oil field in Syria book_alt2 icon Report The United States must update its terror finance policy framework to meet new challenges and enduring threats from state actors and nonstate groups.

by Hardin Lang, Peter Juul, Trevor Sutton | Monday, November 2, 2015

The Uneven Housing Recovery

Street in Detroit book_alt2 icon Report The negative equity crisis has tended to be concentrated in certain areas of the country, and several counties are still struggling. Policymakers should support concrete steps to help counties that are still far from a full recovery.

by Michela Zonta and Sarah Edelman | Monday, November 2, 2015

Economic Snapshot: October 2015

automobile assembly line worker article icon Issue Brief Lawmakers should strengthen the economic recovery through policies that support middle-class families.

by Christian E. Weller, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Friday, October 30, 2015

Fostering School Success with Standards for Nonacademic Skills

Children book_alt2 icon Report States around the country are establishing continuity across the standards that scaffold a child’s early learning experience and K-12 school career, which could improve school readiness and set more children on the path to academic success.

by Danielle Ewen and LeighAnn M. Smith | Friday, October 30, 2015

The Inefficiencies of Existing Retirement Savings Incentives

Worker posing for photo article icon Issue Brief Middle-class Americans face a growing retirement crisis. Existing savings incentives have not been enough to address this problem because of a number of associated inefficiencies.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Friday, October 30, 2015

Invisible by Design

High school students article icon Issue Brief Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the performance of all groups of students remains critical to improving the quality of education in America.

by Scott Sargrad, Max Marchitello, Robert Hanna | Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mitigating Risk to Maximize the Benefits of Employee Ownership

Commuters walk to work. book_alt2 icon Report Addressing risk factors involved in employee ownership will ensure that more workers can benefit from its positive effects.

by Karla Walter and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lessons from the Storm

Hurricane Sandy damage book_alt2 icon Report The rise of extreme weather is spurring cities to develop climate resilience plans, but it takes more than hard infrastructure improvements to thrive after an extreme weather event.

by Danielle Baussan and Miranda Peterson | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Virginia Under the Gun

WDBJ-TV vigil article icon Issue Brief A number of aspects of gun violence and gun-related crime in Virginia are exceptional or above the national average, and there is much state leaders could do to strengthen the state’s laws and prevent gun deaths.

by Chelsea Parsons, Tim Daly, Eugenio Weigend Vargas | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Key Principles for an Energy Policy that Meets U.S. Environmental and Economic Needs

wind turbines article icon Fact Sheet The United States needs an energy policy that rises to the challenge of climate change, embraces renewable energy and cleaner transportation, and balances energy production with strong environmental protections.

| Monday, October 26, 2015

More Money, More Problems

Texas Supreme Court justices book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report looks at the challenge of sustaining judicial diversity on the bench in the face of big-money judicial elections.

by Michele L. Jawando and Billy Corriher | Monday, October 26, 2015