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National Security

The War Chest

book_alt2 icon Report As the war in Afghanistan draws down, it’s time to wind down the war chest.

By Katherine Blakeley and Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Poverty

A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets

book_alt2 icon Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.

By Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Women's Rights

Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All

article icon Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.

By Donna Barry and McKinley Sherrod | Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Education

Next-Generation Accountability Systems

book_alt2 icon Report States are moving beyond No Child Left Behind-era accountability to start building their own next-generation accountability systems.

By Center for American Progress and The Council of Chief State School Officers | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Guns and Crime

Fact Sheets: Protecting Women from Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet Some states have already enacted some of these policies, but many are falling short in enacting strong laws to protect women from fatal gun violence.

By Chelsea Parsons, Lauren Speigel, and Lindsey Zwicker | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Economy

Retailer Revelations

book_alt2 icon Report America’s retailers need a strong and expanding middle class. That’s why it’s time for retailers to back a policy agenda that addresses middle-class weakness and stagnant wages, which will boost the economy and grow corporate bottom lines.

By Brendan Duke and Ike Lee | Monday, October 13, 2014

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Women's Rights

A Quick Guide on the Human Rights of Women

article icon Fact Sheet Health, rights, and justice promote gender equality.

By Heidi Williamson | Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Energy and Environment

Fighting Fraudulent Fishing

President Obama’s next major ocean initiative needs to get crime out of the seafood supply chain.

By Shiva Polefka and Michael Conathan | Thursday, October 9, 2014

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National Security

U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014

It’s time for the United States to strengthen its space program and regain control of exploration beyond Earth.

By Peter Juul and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Economy

China’s Path to Financial Reform

book_alt2 icon Report Deeper structural changes are needed to reform China’s financial system and to rebalance its economy.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Religion and Values

An Economy that Serves

Pope Francis has repeatedly highlighted the importance of work and his concern that the current economy values profit over people, urging people of faith and conscience to champion changes in business and the labor market that protect workers.

By Claire Markham | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Education

Linked Learning

book_alt2 icon Report Linked Learning offers a promising systemic approach to high school reform that is designed to address challenges facing underserved students who have been ill prepared for college and career.

By Monica R. Almond and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, October 7, 2014