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Meeting the Infrastructure Imperative Report
Investing in our freight infrastructure system would not only help  American businesses remain competitive but would also immediately  produce hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the construction and  manufacturing industries, which are among those hardest hit by the  recession. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

Meeting the Infrastructure Imperative

Donna Cooper takes a look at our nation's infrastructure spending needs, and explains how we can pay for them and put Americans back to work.

Donna Cooper

Series on U.S. Science, Innovation, and Economic Competitiveness Report
Giving the innovation engine a tuneup is the first step to ensuring a prosperous and broadly shared economic future for all Americans. (AP/ Charles Krupa)

Series on U.S. Science, Innovation, and Economic Competitiveness

Two CAP teams, one from Science Progress and the other from the Doing What Works project, release a series of reports focusing on different building blocks of our national competitiveness.

The Justice Gap Report
Hilda Garcia, right, and Marcial Guardado wait to finalize filling their divorce papers at a free divorce workshop at the Los Angeles County Superior Court's Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants. More people are opting to represent themselves in civil court matters because they don't have the money to afford an attorney. (AP/Damian Dovarganes)

The Justice Gap

Congress should help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Legal Services Corporation to better serve civil legal aid programs.

Alan Houseman

When Second Best Is the Best We Can Do Report
Informational pamphlets are posted at the Los Angeles County Superior Court Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. (AP/Damian Dovarganes)

When Second Best Is the Best We Can Do

We must keep pressing for more lawyers while doing everything we can to make the courts less impenetrable for people who struggle to use them without legal representation.

Peter Edelman

Grounds for Objection Report
People gather at the Los Angeles County Superior Court's Resource Center for Self-represented Litigants at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. More people are opting to represent themselves in civil court matters because they don't have the money to afford an attorney. (AP/Damian Dovarganes)

Grounds for Objection

A significant number of people are unable to afford legal assistance, a serious problem for both litigants and courts, writes Joy Moses.

Joy Moses

Payment Police 2.0 Report
The design of the Medicare and Medicaid programs encourages improper payments and impedes detection and recoupment of these payments. We need to address these shortcomings. Billions of taxpayer dollars are at stake. (iStockphoto/Andre Blais)

Payment Police 2.0

Marsha Simon outlines how to save billions by addressing improper Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Marsha Simon

Reorganizing Government to Promote Competitiveness Report

Reorganizing Government to Promote Competitiveness

Jitinder Kohli and Jordan Eizenga examine the government’s ability to make policy and implement programs that promote competitiveness, and present four options for government reorganization.

Jitinder Kohli, Jordan Eizenga

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