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The Case for Reducing Defense Spending In the News

The Case for Reducing Defense Spending

Larry Korb argues that the Biden administration must reduce the U.S. defense budget without jeopardizing national security by canceling tactical nuclear weapons; retiring irrelevant and old Navy ships; and slowing the production of F-35 fighter jets.

The National Interest

Lawrence J. Korb

The FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Papers Search Fact Sheet
The Mar-a-Lago resort is seen against a stormy gray cloud with an American flag in front.

The FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Papers Search

Former President Trump didn’t just abscond with classified material he wasn’t allowed to have; he may have gravely harmed U.S. national security at the same time.

Alan Yu, Peter Juul

How Executive Action Can Build a More Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System Article
Giagnna Mendez, originally from Peru, participates in a swearing-in ceremony to become an American citizen on June 4, 2020, in Miami. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

How Executive Action Can Build a More Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System

The Biden administration can jump-start a series of necessary reforms by issuing a clear and expansive executive order in its first days that condemns the damage caused to the immigration system by the past administration, pauses deportations, and outlines principles to guide policy development over the next four years.

Tom Jawetz

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward Report

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward

The collapse of the child care sector and drastic reductions in school supervision hours as a result of COVID-19 could drive millions of mothers out of the paid workforce. Inaction could cost billions, undermine family economic security, and set gender equity back a generation.

Julie Kashen, Sarah Jane Glynn, Amanda Novello

4 Ways Trump’s Tax Bill Left Behind the Latino Community Article
People wait in line to fill out unemployment forms near the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, California, which has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Getty/Mario Tama)

4 Ways Trump’s Tax Bill Left Behind the Latino Community

The Trump administration’s tax bill increased inequality and cut taxes for the wealthy, while leaving Latinos, regardless of income, behind.

Galen Hendricks, Ryan Zamarripa

5 Ways the Trump Administration’s Policies Have Harmed Children Article
A child wearing a mask rides a scooter down the street in New York City, July 2020. (Getty/Alexi Rosenfeld)

5 Ways the Trump Administration’s Policies Have Harmed Children

The policies of the past four years have been unequivocally damaging to young children, threatening programs that help to meet their basic needs.

Erin Robinson, Katie Hamm

Interactive: The First 100 Days Interactive
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Interactive: The First 100 Days

This interactive database features nearly 250 recommendations that the next administration can advance, adopt, and implement within the first 100 days to set the country on a path toward a more progressive national security approach.

the CAP National Security and International Policy Team

How the Trump Administration Has Harmed Faith Communities Report
 (Black clergy members stand with other attendees during a Mass for racial healing on Castle Island in South Boston on June 13, 2020.)

How the Trump Administration Has Harmed Faith Communities

People of faith have suffered under the Trump administration’s attacks on civil rights, religious freedom, and health and economic well-being.

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Maggie Siddiqi, Samantha Behar

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda Report

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda

The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.

Osub Ahmed, Shilpa Phadke, Diana Boesch

The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Transgender People Facing Homelessness Report
 (A hall in the Seattle Center has been turned into a temporary men's shelter in Seattle on April 6, 2020.)

The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Transgender People Facing Homelessness

As homelessness among transgender people increases, the Trump administration is attempting to cruelly and illegally restrict their access to critically needed housing services.

Thee Santos, Lindsay Mahowald, Sharita Gruberg

5 Immediate Steps To Rein in DHS in the Wake of Portland Report
 (People gather to protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland, Oregon, on July 27, 2020.)

5 Immediate Steps To Rein in DHS in the Wake of Portland

The recent actions by U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel on the streets of Portland, Oregon, and across the country raise significant concerns about a department out of control.

Tom Jawetz, Philip E. Wolgin, Claudia Flores

Foreign Investors Were Big Winners From Trump’s Tax Law Article
President Donald Trump talks to the press on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, D.C., July 2020. (Getty/Brendan Smialowski)

Foreign Investors Were Big Winners From Trump’s Tax Law

The 2017 tax law gave bigger tax cuts to foreign investors than middle- and working-class Americans in all of the states Trump carried in 2016.

Seth Hanlon

Restoring Integrity and Independence at the U.S. Justice Department Report
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Restoring Integrity and Independence at the U.S. Justice Department

The next attorney general has a daunting task to rebuild the U.S. Department of Justice; this report contains recommendations from former DOJ officials who served in multiple administrations on how to start that important work.

the Criminal Justice team

The Trump Administration Must Immediately Resume Processing New DACA Applications Article
People hold signs during a rally in support of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in San Diego, June 18, 2020. (Getty/Sandy Huffaker)

The Trump Administration Must Immediately Resume Processing New DACA Applications

As the Supreme Court’s decision goes into effect, the Trump administration must now allow 300,000 young people to file new applications for DACA, including 55,500 of the youngest DACA-eligible individuals who did not previously have the chance to apply.

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Tom Jawetz, Philip E. Wolgin

Any Kosovo-Serbia Deal Needs the European Union Article
Miroslav Lajcak, the EU special representative for the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue, left, and Kosovo President Hashim Thaci chat following their meeting in Pristina, Kosovo, on June 16, 2020. (Getty/Armend Nimani/AFP)

Any Kosovo-Serbia Deal Needs the European Union

Upcoming Kosovo-Serbia talks at the White House raise concerns that by cutting out the European Union, the Trump administration may sacrifice the region’s long-term stability for a political win.

Siena Cicarelli, Max Bergmann, James Lamond

The Trump Administration’s Handling of Coronavirus Threatens a Long Unemployment Crisis Article
The White House stands at dusk, February 2020. (Getty/Drew Angerer)

The Trump Administration’s Handling of Coronavirus Threatens a Long Unemployment Crisis

As Congress and the administration consider an additional stimulus package, they should put in place necessary public health protections while providing robust aid to families, workers, and communities for as long as the crisis lasts.

Jacob Leibenluft, Andres Vinelli

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Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.

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