Attacks Against American Diplomats
Issue Brief Congressional responses to attacks on American diplomats have shifted with our changing political climate.
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.
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.
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.
How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students
Issue Brief Several colleges and universities have greater success than others graduating students of color and low-income students, as well as closing gaps across demographics, which offers a promising model for other higher-education institutions.
Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality
Issue Brief Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices.
Is the FHA Distressed Asset Stabilization Program Meeting Its Goals?
Report On DASP’s two-year anniversary, CAP provides recommendations for how the Federal Housing Administration can better help neighborhoods and homeowners while still saving money for taxpayers.
Accountable Care States
Report In order to control health care costs, states should have the option to become “Accountable Care States” that are accountable for health care costs, the quality of care, and access to care—with sizable financial rewards for keeping overall costs low.
Issue Brief 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.
Administrative Action on Immigration Reform
Report A deferred action program that includes temporary work permits would lead to significant increases in payroll tax revenues.
Raising Global Climate Ambition
Report Global leaders have within their reach politically feasible options to create a low-carbon economy. Heads of government must grab this opportunity for progress and undertake these nine pragmatic measures by the end of 2015.
Reassessing the International Role in Afghanistan During the NATO Summit
Issue Brief The end of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, mission provides an opportunity for the international community to redefine its roles in Afghanistan.
Closing the Science Gap
Issue Brief Despite bipartisan agreement to double funding for basic research, Congress has not followed up with the appropriations necessary to meet this goal.