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Fragile Progress

A Nepalese girl gets ready for school. book_alt2 icon Report The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

by John Norris, Casey Dunning, Annie Malknecht | Monday, June 8, 2015

An Ounce of Prevention

IEDs in Iraq book_alt2 icon Report To save lives and blunt the impact of the terror tactics used by ISIS and other militant groups, the United States and other countries must cooperate to stem the flow of improvised explosive device, or IED, components and reinforce global partnership.

by Mary Beth Goodman | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Understanding Amtrak and the Importance of Passenger Rail in the United States

Amtrak train article icon Issue Brief Amtrak is a valuable national asset that requires proper federal investment if it is to meet the country’s future transportation and economic development needs.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Emerging State and Community Strategies to Improve Infant and Toddler Services

A toddler rests book_alt2 icon Report States and communities are working to align the myriad services that support all aspects of critical healthy infant and toddler development from birth to age 5.

by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath and Katie Hamm | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Previewing Turkey’s General Election

Turkish flag at Istanbul rally article icon Issue Brief Turkey heads to the polls on June 7 for its closest general election in years, with profound implications for this key U.S. ally.

by Michael Werz, Max Hoffman, Mark Bhaskar | Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Strategy for Medicare Payment Reform

Doctor and patient book_alt2 icon Report Medicare’s Pioneer ACO Model has shown modest yet improving results so far. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should make improvements to the Pioneer ACO Model while also expanding bundled payment reforms.

by Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn, Meghan O'Toole | Monday, June 1, 2015

Economic Snapshot: May 2015

Job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, May 29, 2015

Cutting Carbon Pollution While Promoting Economic Growth

California solar panels article icon Issue Brief Recent experience shows that countries and localities can cut carbon pollution while building healthy economies.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Alison Cassady | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What Data on Older Households Tell Us About Wealth Inequality and Entrepreneurship Growth

Older entrepreneur book_alt2 icon Report Entrepreneurship has become especially pronounced among older households, while entrepreneurship among younger households has fallen, slowing overall entrepreneurship in the United States.

by Christian E. Weller, Jeffrey Wenger, Benyamin Lichtenstein, Carolyn Arcand | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

1 Million Missing Entrepreneurs

An empty chair sits in front of a wall. article icon Issue Brief New research identifies a fall in business-owner households, highlighting the need for policies that strengthen and grow the middle class and, with it, our pipeline of future entrepreneurs.

by Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Thursday, May 21, 2015

How Does Middle-Class Financial Health Affect Entrepreneurship in America?

lightbulbs book_alt2 icon Report Policies that focus on strengthening the financial health of the middle class will ultimately foster a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial economy in the United States.

by Camilo Mondragón-Vélez | Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Bureau and the Bureau

DeSoto book_alt2 icon Report After two years of research into ATF's history, work, and challenges, CAP recommends merging it into the FBI to create a federal law enforcement agency with the leadership, resources, and political support necessary to help reform the gun industry and reduce gun violence in the United States.

by Chelsea Parsons and Arkadi Gerney | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Fresh Look at School Funding

elementary students Baltimore article icon Issue Brief These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.

by the CAP Education Policy Team | Monday, May 18, 2015

Myth Busting: Medicaid and Low-Income Pool Facts

Medicaid clinic Texas article icon Fact Sheet Lawmakers in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas continue to play politics with their citizens’ health care by demanding federal funding for the low-income pool while refusing to expand Medicaid.

by Kristen Ellingboe and Sarah Baron | Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Forward-Looking Agenda for the Nation’s Public Utility Commissions

Substation book_alt2 icon Report Congress should amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to call upon states to embrace clean energy sources such as wind and solar, boost energy efficiency, and build resilience in the nation’s electric utilities.

by Greg Dotson and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, May 14, 2015