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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

Advancing a Multimodal Transportation System by Eliminating Funding Restrictions

Highway book_alt2 icon Report Transportation funding restrictions prevent states and metropolitan regions from making objective decisions about the most appropriate investments. Increased programmatic flexibility will allow funding to flow to the most beneficial projects regardless of the source of money.

by Kevin DeGood & Andrew Schwartz | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

worker with a disability article icon Issue Brief There are several practical solutions that would remove barriers to employment, economic security, and upward mobility for workers with disabilities.

by Rebecca Vallas, Shawn Fremstad, Lisa Ekman | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Potential Consumer Price Impacts of Efforts to Rapidly Expand Exports of Liquefied Natural Gas

LNG pipes article icon Issue Brief U.S. policymakers are weighing whether to allow the export of large volumes of liquefied natural gas, or LNG. Higher levels of LNG exports could mean higher natural gas bills for residential, commercial, and industrial consumers.

by Alison Cassady | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Reality of the Retirement Crisis

Social Security Administration article icon Issue Brief For millions of Americans, retirement—the so-called golden years—will be significantly tarnished by a lack of savings.

by Keith Miller, David Madland, Christian E. Weller | Monday, January 26, 2015

How ESEA Title I, Part A, Funding Can Better Serve the Most Disadvantaged Students

fifth grade student article icon Issue Brief As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, it should seize the opportunity to improve the way it allocates Title I, Part A, dollars to serve students in settings of poverty.

by Robert Hanna | Monday, January 26, 2015

New Anchors for U.S.-Egypt Relations

Protest book_alt2 icon Report The United States and Egypt need new anchors of economic and diplomatic cooperation to avoid bilateral drift and to respond to recent regional turbulence.

by Brian Katulis & Mokhtar Awad | Friday, January 23, 2015

In the Crosshairs

article icon Issue Brief Women in Nevada face rates of gun homicide that are among the highest in the nation. State leaders need to take action to ensure that dangerous domestic abusers and stalkers do not have easy access to firearms.

by Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Lauren Speigel | Thursday, January 22, 2015

Safeguarding the Arctic

child along Newtok River article icon Issue Brief National security, coastal communities, and the environment are at stake as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes the helm of the Arctic Council.

by Cathleen Kelly & Miranda Peterson | Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Government Should Begin to Measure America’s Powerful Outdoor Economy

shopper looks at kayaks article icon Issue Brief The outdoor economy, which now employs more Americans than the mining, drilling, and logging industries combined, should be recognized as a crucial sector of the U.S. economy and accurately measured. This is important not only for jobs, but also for economic growth and health.

by Matt Lee-Ashley, Claire Moser, Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Addressing the Influence of Money in Politics Through Executive Action

Colbert at FEC article icon Issue Brief New federal regulations could shed light on “dark-money” political groups.

by Alex DeMots | Friday, January 16, 2015