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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

Fishermen’s Views of a Changing Ocean

Lobsterman book_alt2 icon Report A survey of New England fishermen testifies to the real-life effects of climate change and ocean warming on their region’s most historic industry.

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, January 15, 2015

Report of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity

family with kids book_alt2 icon Report Nations need to ensure both that economic growth takes place and that it is broadly shared. Nations succeed when their middle class is secure in the expectation that those willing to work are able to work and that standards of living will increase.

by Lawrence H. Summers & Ed Balls | Thursday, January 15, 2015

Valuing All Our Families

father and daughter book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

by Shawn Fremstad & Melissa Boteach | Monday, January 12, 2015

The Changing Face of America’s Electorate

Election day article icon Issue Brief Changing electoral demographics will have noticeable effects on the 2016 elections. In 2016, to win the presidency—as well as many U.S. Senate races—both parties will need to secure substantial support from voters of color.

by Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cutting Subsidies and Closing Loopholes in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Coal Program

Piles of coal sit at a coal terminal article icon Issue Brief The biggest coal companies in the Powder River Basin are gaming the federal royalty system to gain hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies.

by Matt Lee-Ashley & Nidhi Thakar | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

December 2014

homeless man retail window article icon Issue Brief Economic data show that it is time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Inequality, Opportunity, and the Housing Market

Foreclosed houseJulia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Her testimony provides recommendations for increasing access to safe and affordable credit.

by Julia Gordon | Tuesday, December 23, 2014