7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap
The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that. Read more →
While recently established domestic policies have made strides toward a lower carbon future, such measures are stepping stones. Effectively mitigating climate change requires identifying exactly how the United States will transform its energy economy to attain international goals to help protect our climate.
5 Policies for Improving Data Use to Accelerate Veteran Employment
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.
4 Things Communities Must Do to Become Promise Zones
Today, the Obama administration announced the second round of Promise Zones applications. As leaders and groups come together to plan their applications, they must ensure their strategies to address poverty are community driven, comprehensive, systemic, and focused on outcomes.
A Hidden Crisis
Issue Brief The national movement surrounding the crisis of sexual assaults on college campuses is encouraging, but it cannot fully address the problem without including LGBT students.
Religion and Values
Pope at the Polls: How Would Francis Vote?
Pope Francis has been a strong proponent of civic engagement during his papacy, calling for his billions of followers—and inspiring other admirers—to consider their faith and values when working to build more just societies.
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.
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.
The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data
Charts 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.
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.
Supporting the Syrian Opposition
Report 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.