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Complete Streets: Orlando, Florida

Pedestrians walk in the rain article icon Issue Brief The Orlando metropolitan region’s Complete Streets initiative is a cost-effective way to improve mobility and safety for all system users—yet it remains unbuilt.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Path to 270 in 2016

Voting booth book_alt2 icon Report This report examines the upcoming 2016 election through a comprehensive analysis and projection of demographic and electoral trends nationally and in 12 battleground states.

by Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin, Rob Griffin | Thursday, December 17, 2015

An Opportunity Agenda for Renters

A luxury rental building in New York City book_alt2 icon Report The United States needs a two-pronged approach to housing policy that supports residential mobility to high opportunity areas and promotes reinvestment in economically impoverished neighborhoods.

by David Sanchez, Tracey Ross, Julia Gordon | Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change slogan on Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief On December 12, 2015, nations adopted a historic global agreement to address climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Framework for Action

Virginia state Capitol book_alt2 icon Report State executives have many options for adopting policies and programs to address gun violence in their state that do not require legislative action.

by Chelsea Parsons, Arkadi Gerney, Tim Daly | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rethinking the Civilian Surge

PRT opening in Afghanistan book_alt2 icon Report The United States sent thousands of government civilians to Provincial Reconstruction Teams across Afghanistan to bring security, development, and government to the Afghan people. Identifying what worked and what did not is critical to ensuring better outcomes for the next conflict.

by Ariella Viehe, Jasmine Afshar, Tamana Heela | Monday, December 14, 2015

Re-Educating Turkey

Istanbul Student book_alt2 icon Report Following its dominant electoral victory on November 1, the AKP government is likely to continue it efforts to enhance the reach of religious education in Turkey. This process could have a profound long-term impact on Turkish identity and stability.

by Alan Makovsky | Monday, December 14, 2015

Hooked on Accreditation: A Historical Perspective

Students Everest College article icon Issue Brief After more than six decades and repeated attempts at reform, accreditors are still struggling to fulfill their gatekeeping role and protect our nation's students.

by Antoinette Flores | Monday, December 14, 2015

Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children

Inmate with granddaughter book_alt2 icon Report Nearly half of U.S. children now have at least one parent with a criminal record. We must enact policies to ensure that a criminal record does not consign an individual—and his or her children and family—to a life of poverty.

by Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach, Rachel West, Jackie Odum | Thursday, December 10, 2015

Broader Paid Leave Would Provide Opportunity and Security for Millennial Caregivers

Gabriella Rinehart sits with her great-grandmother article icon Issue Brief Increasing access to paid family and medical leave is vital to the economic stability of Millennial workers.

by Sunny Frothingham | Thursday, December 10, 2015

Integrated Energy Storage in the United States

power lines book_alt2 icon Report Falling storage costs offer new opportunities for investment, but barriers to deployment remain.

by Ben Bovarnick | Monday, December 7, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 4

Birmingham interchange article icon Issue Brief The Northern Beltline in Birmingham, Alabama, is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Beijing’s Energy Revolution Is Finally Gaining Serious Momentum

Coal-fired plant article icon Issue Brief China’s downshift in coal consumption makes way for cleaner energy sources and substantial emission reductions.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Economic Snapshot: November 2015

stock exchange article icon Issue Brief Public policies that support middle-class families can strengthen the economic recovery.

by Christian E. Weller, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Handful of Elected State Judges Continue to Deny Marriage Equality

Vic Holmes and partner Mark Phariss hold hands article icon Issue Brief Judges and magistrates in some southern states are still defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.

by Billy Corriher | Tuesday, December 1, 2015