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A Model State: Florida’s Legislative Turnaround on Immigration

Florida’s changing demographics and immigrant advocacy are helping its legislators reconsider where they stand on immigration reform.

By Zach Fields | Friday, August 15, 2014

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National Security

Revisiting the Shangri-La Dialogue: Candid and Heated Conversations are Encouraged

article icon Issue Brief The annual Singapore-based Asia-Pacific security summit, traditionally a convivial affair, is becoming more candid and sharp elbowed—and that’s a good thing. This candidness should serve as a template for future regional security conversations.

By Blair Vorsatz and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rep. Paul Ryan listens during a hearing
Religion and Values

Rep. Ryan’s New Poverty Plan Is Not the Answer to the Pope’s Prayers

Rep. Ryan needs to look toward Pope Francis’s teachings and the true state of poverty in America in order to effectively address the nation’s poverty crisis.

By Claire Markham | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Race and Ethnicity

Correcting the Media’s Skewed Perspective

A hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see and challenges the opinions we embrace of young, black Americans.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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National Security

Syrian Refugee Crisis Threatens Stability in the Middle East

The Middle Eastern countries currently sheltering Syrian refugees need international support to make it through the crisis.

By Shiva Pedram | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Violence Is Causing Children to Flee Central America

Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.

By CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Big-money groups in Washington are spending big on judicial elections
Civil Liberties

Koch Brothers and D.C. Conservatives Spending Big on Nonpartisan State Supreme Court Races

book_alt2 icon Report Big-money groups in Washington want to protect state legislatures’ agendas from legal challenges.

By Billy Corriher | Monday, August 11, 2014

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Time for a 21st Century Social Contract

bars icon Charts Much has changed in the 50 years since the War on Poverty. To build an economy that works for all Americans, we need to update our social contract to reflect 21st century realities.

By Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach, and Shawn Fremstad | Monday, August 11, 2014

food bank

Reimagining Our Social Contract: The Safety Net Is Social Insurance for All Americans

When four in five Americans will experience at least one year of poverty, near poverty, unemployment, or the safety net during their working years, it’s time to rethink how we conceptualize poverty and update our nation’s social contract accordingly.

By Melissa Boteach | Monday, August 11, 2014

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Energy and Environment

Protecting the Natural Treasures of America’s Remote Pacific Islands

It’s time for President Obama to act boldly to preserve one of the planet’s last unspoiled ocean ecosystems.

By Michael Conathan | Friday, August 8, 2014

Energy and Environment

Balancing Act in the West: How America’s Playground Can Be a Model for Recreation and Drilling

play_alt icon Video This video explores how the Obama administration’s drilling reforms could protect the robust recreation economy of the Moab area and the spectacular desert landscapes that attract visitors from around the world.

By Tom Kenworthy and Andrew Satter | Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Children Fleeing Central American Violence Need Access to Lawyers

The United States should provide legal representation for Central American child refugees, many of who have legitimate claims for relief. Doing so would be cost effective and reduce the backlog in immigration courts.

By Diego Quezada | Thursday, August 7, 2014