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Too Reckless to Be Commander in Chief

article icon Issue Brief Donald Trump is too impulsive to command the awesome power of America’s armed forces, and his dangerous policies risk an unnecessary—and potentially nuclear—war, with little Congress could do to stop him.

by Ken Gude and Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Inequality for Sale

book_alt2 icon Report A survey of major retailers’ wages and benefits shows that some retail workers are getting a much-needed raise, but the gap between retail workers and retail executives offers another example of rising inequality.

by Ryan Erickson | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Unions Help the Middle Class, No Matter the Measure

article icon Issue Brief It is clear that strengthening worker voice and power strengthens the middle class.

by David Madland and Alex Rowell | Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Outpouring of Support for the EPA’s Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

article icon Issue Brief The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan has been backed by a range of supporters, including churches, big business, and even power companies.

by Abby Bar-Lev Wiley and Billy Corriher | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Improving Americans’ Retirement Outcomes Through the National Savings Plan

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should take action to expand retirement plan access to the millions of Americans without a workplace retirement plan.

by David Madland, Alex Rowell, Rowland Davis | Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Democracy 2015: A Year in Review

article icon Issue Brief This past year has seen democracy issues take center stage in the national debate. Unfortunately, while many state policymakers have capitalized on nationwide momentum for reform, some leaders continue to advance an agenda that takes their state in the wrong direction.

by Lauren Harmon | Monday, December 21, 2015

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Key Facts About Colorado Voting Demographics

article icon Fact Sheet New election simulations and research on deferred action in Colorado highlight the growing political influence and potential power of Latino voters in the 2016 presidential election.

by Charles Posner and Lizet Ocampo | Friday, December 11, 2015

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Key Facts About Florida Voting Demographics

article icon Fact Sheet New election simulations and research on deferred action in Florida highlight the growing political influence and potential power of Latino voters in the 2016 presidential election.

by Charles Posner and Lizet Ocampo | Friday, December 11, 2015

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How the Rising Share of Latino Voters Will Impact the 2016 Elections

book_alt2 icon Report New election simulations in key states highlight the growing political influence and potential power of Latino voters in the 2016 presidential election.

by Anna Chu and Charles Posner | Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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Key Facts About Nevada Voting Demographics

article icon Fact Sheet New election simulations and research on deferred action in Nevada highlight the growing political influence and potential power of Latino voters in the 2016 presidential election.

by Charles Posner and Lizet Ocampo | Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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The State of Immigration Reform

book_alt2 icon Report Everything voters need to know about the challenges facing the U.S. immigration system and the current debate around immigration reform.

by Kristen Ellingboe and Anna Perina | Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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Contracting that Works

book_alt2 icon Report State and local governments can boost job standards across our economy; ensure that high-road business can compete on an even playing field; and provide taxpayers with good value by adopting the government contracting practices identified in this report.

by Karla Walter, David Madland, Paul Sonn, Tsedeye Gebreselassie | Friday, November 13, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at a rally.

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

article icon Issue Brief Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposal for paid family leave fails to meet the needs of modern working families.

by Anna Chu, Kristen Ellingboe, Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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The Dog-Whistle Politics of Seizing and Selling American Lands and Energy Resources in the West

article icon Issue Brief Republican presidential candidates are using proposals to seize, sell, or privatize America’s public lands to curry favor with the far-right wing.

by Nicole Gentile and Matt Lee-Ashley | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Jeb Bush’s Low-Energy Health Care Plan

article icon Issue Brief Predictably, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s health plan would repeal the Affordable Care Act and offer only platitudes and failed policies to replace it.

by Anna Chu, Kristen Ellingboe, Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, October 15, 2015

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