The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data
New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security. Read more →
New Child Care Regulations Are a Step in the Right Direction
Recent updates to the child care subsidy system bring much-needed changes to health and safety standards.
Supporting the Syrian Opposition
The Obama administration has an important opportunity to adjust its course in Syria and Iraq, particularly regarding the threat posed by ISIS, and assume a more engaged leadership role.
Labor and Work
5 Policies for Improving Data Use to Accelerate Veteran Employment
Report How improved use of open data can enable the labor market to better match the skills of veterans returning from service with the needs of employers across the country.
Energy and Environment
The Treasure of Diverted Trash
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed landfill regulations should reduce the need for landfills, strengthen the economy, and reduce emissions of methane—one of our most potent greenhouse gases.
The Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class
With the right policy choices, we can move the needle on poverty, expand the middle class, and put the American economy on an upward trajectory.
What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class
Newly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.
Attacks Against American Diplomats
Issue Brief Congressional responses to attacks on American diplomats have shifted with our changing political climate.
Corporate Profits and Taxes
Charts Corporate profits now constitute a record-breaking share of total national income, while corporate taxes contribute a declining share of total federal revenues.
Guns and Crime
Assault Weapons Revisited
Report Twenty years after the enactment of the federal assault weapons ban and 10 years after it was allowed to expire, it is time to consider new ideas for regulating uniquely dangerous firearms.
Religion and Values
Wise as Serpents but Harmless as Doves
The Obama administration’s new birth control rules are generous and strategically smart, but some opponents still aren’t happy.
Race and Ethnicity
Why Immigration Reform Is Good for All
Black Americans have no reason to fear job losses from the promised White House protections for undocumented immigrant families.
Asset Limits Are a Barrier to Economic Security and Mobility
Issue Brief It is long past due to reform asset limits for safety net programs that work at odds with the goals of family economic security and mobility.
As More Households Rent, How Can We Encourage Them to Save?
Issue Brief Drawing on the most successful elements of previous efforts is the key to designing strong and effective renter savings programs.
Defeating ISIS: An Integrated Strategy to Advance Middle East Stability
Issue Brief Combating the extremist group in Iraq and Syria will require a concerted diplomatic and security strategy in coordination with U.S. allies around the world.