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Developing a Blue Economy in China and the United States

China book_alt2 icon Report China and the United States should join forces to promote sustainable development of ocean and coastal regions and resources.

by Michael Conathan and Scott Moore | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Temporary Restraining Orders and Gun Violence in Connecticut

article icon Fact Sheet Connecticut has strong gun laws, but one significant loophole leaves victims of intimate partner violence vulnerable to gun violence: The state does not prohibit abusers subject to temporary restraining orders from possessing or purchasing guns.

by Lauren Speigel | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fact Sheet: 4 Generations of American Women

Ruth Bader Ginsburg article icon Fact Sheet This brief guide highlights the different work and life experiences of women of the Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boom, and Silent generations.

by Emily Baxter and Judith Warner | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

4 Generations of American Women: Great Progress, Persistent Challenges

Family article icon Issue Brief The differences among women are as real as the challenges they share. To motivate the next generation, today’s women leaders need to listen and learn.

by Judith Warner, Emily Baxter, Milia Fisher | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Social Cohesion: The Secret Weapon in the Fight for Equitable Climate Resilience

senior cooling center book_alt2 icon Report Fostering community cohesion in low-income, climate-vulnerable areas is an overlooked strategy for climate resilience before, during, and after extreme weather events.

by Danielle Baussan | Monday, May 11, 2015

A Rulemaking to Close Loopholes and Cut Subsidies for the Federal Coal Program

Coal article icon Fact Sheet The U.S. Department of the Interior is aiming to close a loophole so that coal companies can no longer use their affiliates to dodge royalty payments, but this rule needs to be strengthened to guarantee that taxpayers receive every dollar due for their resources.

by Nidhi Thakar | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Case for a Two-Generation Approach for Educating English Language Learners

A mother reads with her children book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers must support strategies for English language instruction that consider the needs of immigrant adults and children together in order to ensure families achieve greater economic and academic success and the ability to fully participate in society.

by Tracey Ross | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Turkey’s Growing Energy Ties with Moscow

Turkish pipeline article icon Issue Brief Turkey’s efforts to secure reliable energy supplies have brought it closer to Russia, both a cause and a symptom of Ankara’s diminished solidarity with its Western allies.

by Alan Makovsky | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid

College campus book_alt2 icon Report An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.

by David A. Bergeron and Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

4 Essential Questions About Air Traffic Control Privatization

Air traffic control article icon Issue Brief Given the magnitude of the changes that privatizing the operation of air traffic controls would bring about—in aviation governance; industry taxation; and potentially, safety—proponents must be able to show that benefits will clearly exceed costs.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Buildings of Tomorrow Are Here Today

NREL facility Golden, Colorado article icon Issue Brief Net-zero energy buildings—highly efficient spaces that require no net fossil-fuel consumption—have proliferated throughout the United States. The federal government must lead by example and step up efforts to free future government buildings from the need to consume fossil-fuel-generated electricity.

by Greg Dotson and Erin Auel | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Open Doors for All

flags article icon Issue Brief The Affordable Care Act can help address discrimination against LGBT people and their families in health coverage and care—but the law’s protections must clearly include sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 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 | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lease Purchase Failed Before—Can It Work Now?

mailbox article icon Issue Brief America’s homeownership rate stands at its lowest point in two decades. If structured right, lease-purchase agreements could potentially offer consumers a path toward homeownership.

by Sarah Edelman, Michela Zonta, Julia Gordon | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Who Are Asian Americans?

Hmong Americans health insurance article icon Fact Sheet These fact sheets provide a detailed look at 10 groups of Asian Americans by national origin.

by Progress 2050 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015