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The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security

Social Security Act signing article icon Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.

by Rebecca Vallas, Christian E. Weller, Rachel West, Jackie Odum | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Revitalizing Appalachia

Railroad book_alt2 icon Report Appalachian coal communities have faced decades of job losses, but policymakers can raise revenue to invest in these communities by ensuring that coal companies mining from federal lands pay their fair share.

by Gov. Ted Strickland, Greg Dotson, Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, February 9, 2015

Access to Contraception for Women Serving in the Armed Forces

female soldier article icon Fact Sheet The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act and other policy changes are critical to address the reproductive health care inequities that women serving in the armed forces face.

by Julia Rugg & Donna Barry | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

article icon Issue Brief While most the current research focuses on women and mother’s experiences balancing family life and paid employment, addressing the issues facing men and fathers is equally important to promoting greater equity at home and at work.

by Erin Rehel & Emily Baxter | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fact Sheets: How the U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Your State

Supreme Court justices article icon Fact Sheet A ruling for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would take away quality, affordable health care from millions of Americans.

| Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Robin Hood in Reverse

Sen. Lamar Alexander article icon Issue Brief A new proposal to update the No Child Left Behind Act includes a provision that could substantially redistribute federal dollars away from the students who need them the most.

by Max Marchitello & Robert Hanna | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof

Rally book_alt2 icon Report Policies and programs aimed at homeless youth routinely fail transgender young people, and the disparities they experience in health, safety, and social and economic well-being hold them back.

by Hannah Hussey | Monday, February 2, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Students with Disabilities

special education class article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for students with disabilities.

| Monday, February 2, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Communities of Color

children color article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for communities of color.

| Monday, February 2, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Draft Education Bill Fails Parents

high school student leaves for school article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill reduces parent access to information about their children’s progress.

| Monday, February 2, 2015

A Pivotal Year for Malaysia on the Global Stage

ASEAN article icon Issue Brief As it assumes the chairmanship of ASEAN and takes a two-year nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, Malaysia will be a focus of the United States’ engagement in Asia and have an outsized presence throughout 2015. The United States has much to gain from enhanced ties with Malaysia, but there are limits to the relationship.

by Brian Harding & Trevor Sutton | Thursday, January 29, 2015

King v. Burwell: The Prohibitive Cost of Any Congressional Response to a Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court should not expect Congress to act to prevent disastrous consequences.

by Topher Spiro | Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century

Work book_alt2 icon Report Subsidized jobs offer a targeted strategy to give disadvantaged workers a foot in the door to the labor market—a win-win-win situation for working families, local businesses, and the American economy.

by Rachel West, Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach | Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 2015

locked school building article icon Issue Brief Americans are still waiting for an economy that works for everyone, rather than a lucky few.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Teachers

teacher in classroom article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores investments and supports for teachers.

| Wednesday, January 28, 2015