Keeping Campaign Cash Out of North Carolina Courts
Fact Sheet The repeal of public financing for judicial candidates could give corporate polluters and other donors more influence in North Carolina courts.
Issue Brief The risk of sexual assault and abuse of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in U.S. custody demands swift implementation of stronger protections.
The Cognitive Science Behind the Common Core
Report The cognitive science that provides the basis for the Common Core State Standards will lead to improved student learning.
Politics Threaten Efforts to Improve K-12 Education
Issue Brief Over the past year, the Common Core State Standards have become increasingly contentious. But research shows support for the Common Core’s principles remains high.
Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic
Issue Brief New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.
Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.
The Skinny on Corporate Inversions
Issue Brief A growing number of U.S. companies are using corporate inversions to change their corporate residence—and to avoid U.S. taxes in the process. Here’s what Americans need to know.
Innovations in Apprenticeship
Report Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.
Understanding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force
Issue Brief This issue brief outlines potential sources of authority for lawful military actions and recommendations for a new congressional authorization directed at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.
How to Slow Near-Term Arctic and Global Warming
Issue Brief The United States should make methane reduction a priority during its Arctic Council chairmanship.
The Middle-Class Squeeze
Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.
State Policies to Increase Low-Income Communities’ Access to Solar Power
Issue Brief Expanding an array of state policies can lead to an increase in low-income community adoption and deployment of solar power.
The Growing Consensus to Improve Our Tax Code
Report Despite the political gridlock over taxes, there are actually many areas on which both sides agree. Policymakers should start here to improve our tax system.
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.
7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap
Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.