Planning for the Future in an Uncertain Economy

Halloween may be more than two months away, but something in the air already has the markets spooked. Worries about the end of the bull market and a looming recession has economists and politicos worried about the impact of a sluggish economy. While Daniella is off this week, Ed sits down with CAP Senior Economist … Read morePlanning for the Future in an Uncertain Economy

Racism and Sexism Combine To Shortchange Working Black Women

Author’s note: CAP uses “Black” and “African American” interchangeably throughout many of our products. We chose to capitalize “Black” in order to reflect that we are discussing a group of people and to be consistent with the capitalization of “African American.” Black Women’s Equal Pay Day arrives around this time each year, marking the estimated … Read moreRacism and Sexism Combine To Shortchange Working Black Women

Dr. Anthony Fauci: The Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS

For decades, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been among the most challenging global health issues to contain. Enter Dr. Anthony Fauci, immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. As one of the foremost experts and advocates against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Dr. Fauci exuded optimism when … Read moreDr. Anthony Fauci: The Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Without Action, More DACA Recipients Than Ever Before Could See Their DACA Expire in October

On November 12, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Trump administration’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was legal. Although the administration announced the rescission of DACA in September 2017, advocates and states filed multiple lawsuits challenging the decision, and in January 2018, the first federal court to … Read moreWithout Action, More DACA Recipients Than Ever Before Could See Their DACA Expire in October

The Time Has Come for Progressives To Support Self-Determination for Puerto Rico

Over the past several weeks, the world has watched as Puerto Ricans—on the island, in the diaspora in the mainland United States, and around the world—took to the streets in incredible numbers to denounce the actions of Puerto Rico’s government leadership. The culmination of these protests occurred when Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation, effective … Read moreThe Time Has Come for Progressives To Support Self-Determination for Puerto Rico

Addressing Racial Trauma and Hate Crimes on College Campuses

Author’s note: CAP uses “Black” and “African American” interchangeably throughout many of our products. We chose to capitalize “Black” in order to reflect that we are discussing a group of people and to be consistent with the capitalization of “African American.” Two years ago, Americans watched in horror as torch-bearing white nationalists marched through the … Read moreAddressing Racial Trauma and Hate Crimes on College Campuses

‘Here We Are Again’: On Gun Violence, White Nationalism, and the Scapegoating of Mental Illness

Once again, the country mourns after a weekend that saw two mass shootings and more than 30 innocents killed. And once again, the blame game—or, rather, the scapegoat game—is dialed up to high, with the disability community caught in the sights of the gun lobby and its allies in Congress, as is too often the … Read more‘Here We Are Again’: On Gun Violence, White Nationalism, and the Scapegoating of Mental Illness

Combating the White-Nationalist Terrorist Threat

Introduction Once again, white-nationalist violence has claimed American lives. The 22 innocents murdered in El Paso join too many other victims of this terrorist ideology. Eleven people were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Nine worshippers were massacred at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. And all but one of the U.S. terror … Read moreCombating the White-Nationalist Terrorist Threat

Resources on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

For 825,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has served as a critical relief from deportation and work authorization during the past seven years. Beyond that, DACA created new avenues of opportunity for these individuals to access their American dream. DACA recipients have been able … Read moreResources on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Harassment, Accountability, and the Erosion of Judicial Legitimacy

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court further weakened the public’s eroding sense of faith in the court’s legitimacy, a facet essential to its functioning as an institution. Kavanaugh’s vigorous denials of sexual assault allegations stemming from his youth, combined with aggressive efforts—by him and his powerful supporters—to discredit his accuser, mirrored how the judiciary … Read moreHarassment, Accountability, and the Erosion of Judicial Legitimacy

Yes, the President Is Still a Racist

President Donald Trump had himself another very bad, no good, extremely racist week, and it seems the rest of the nation is finally taking notice of the trend. With a majority of Americans now believing that the president—the same president who hasn’t backed away from his accusations against the Central Park Five, who propagated the birther … Read moreYes, the President Is Still a Racist

How States Are Combating Trump’s ACA Sabotage

Following his failure to legislatively repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Donald Trump and his administration have waged a campaign to undermine and sabotage the landmark health care law. The administration has employed numerous strategies, including expanding access to short-term junk plans; eliminating cost-saving reinsurance programs; and cutting enrollment outreach funding. The Center for … Read moreHow States Are Combating Trump’s ACA Sabotage

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2019 Jobs Release

Tomorrow, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of July. Since the employment recovery began in February 2010, the U.S. economy has added more than 21 million jobs, and the steady tightening of the labor market has finally started to deliver some modest wage growth for … Read moreThe State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2019 Jobs Release

The Dire Consequences of the Trump Administration’s Attack on Transgender People’s Access to Shelters

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) fall 2019 regulatory agenda revealed that the agency is planning to essentially eliminate critical nondiscrimination protections for transgender people seeking safe shelter. This is despite the fact that HUD Secretary Ben Carson assured Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) during a congressional hearing that such protections would remain … Read moreThe Dire Consequences of the Trump Administration’s Attack on Transgender People’s Access to Shelters

Striking a Better Course on U.S. Foreign Policy: An Alternative to Conservative Nationalism

A strong majority of Americans prefer investing more at home and working with allies overseas to the posture of belligerent nationalism and trade wars offered by conservative nationalists. This broad consensus in favor of progressive internationalism rooted at home sees a connection between America’s domestic strength and its ability to successfully compete with rivals abroad—and … Read moreStriking a Better Course on U.S. Foreign Policy: An Alternative to Conservative Nationalism

Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Harms Women

Under current federal law, it is illegal to pay women less than men for equal work. And yet, the gender wage gap still exists, and the persistent lack of equal pay is one piece of the puzzle. It is an issue that affects women at all levels, in all types of jobs, across race, ethnicity, … Read moreSenate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Harms Women

Why Education Research Needs More Development

Teachers in the United States are facing various challenges and changes in their schools, and they need research to drive the development of tools that can help them in the classroom. Current obstacles include the persistent achievement gaps among low-income students and students of color; changing demographics in the classroom; and the opportunities and potential … Read moreWhy Education Research Needs More Development

Predatory For-Profit Colleges Benefit From Washington’s Culture of Corruption

President Donald Trump’s culture of corruption is pervasive: He has put lobbyists in charge of regulating the industries they previously worked for and perverted the legislative process to help wealthy donors at the expense of everyone else. One of the most concerning examples of this corruption is the Trump administration’s cozy relationship with predatory for-profit … Read morePredatory For-Profit Colleges Benefit From Washington’s Culture of Corruption

How to Fix Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is when electoral districts are drawn unfairly—usually by politicians, for politicians, rather than for the people. Although the Supreme Court has said that partisan gerrymandering is “beyond the reach of the federal courts,” there is a common-sense solution, and it is well within the reach of citizens and legislators. Jasmine Hardy is the video … Read moreHow to Fix Gerrymandering

No Exoneration: Ned Price on Mueller’s Congressional Testimony

Three months after releasing his report investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, former special counsel Robert Mueller appeared before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees for questioning about his findings. Reluctant to appear before Congress, Mueller stuck mostly to what he and his team outlined in their report: The Russians conducted an extensive campaign to interfere in and influence the … Read moreNo Exoneration: Ned Price on Mueller’s Congressional Testimony

State and Local Governments Opt Out of Immigrant Detention

The number of immigrants detained in the United States has increased nearly every year for 25 years, ballooning from roughly 6,700 people in 1994 to nearly 53,000 this July. Though detention has expanded steadily throughout the decades, the current administration boasts the sharpest increases. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency tasked with … Read moreState and Local Governments Opt Out of Immigrant Detention

Affordability Principles for Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act is a once-in-a-decade opportunity for Congress to take action on making college more affordable for students, particularly for students of color and low-income individuals. Today, the Center for American Progress along with two dozen other organizations is releasing joint principles calling on the next reauthorization of the Higher … Read moreAffordability Principles for Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

Attack on the ACA

The Trump administration is proposing to undermine strong and clear protections against discrimination in health care by giving health care providers, pharmacy benefit managers, and insurers a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people and many others. The existing rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the Health Care Rights … Read moreAttack on the ACA

The National Security Council and the ‘American Way of War’

As the president continues to manipulate the news cycle on Twitter—lobbing racist tropes at progressives in the U.S. House of Representatives—the world and all of its problems continue to spin. In a normal presidency, the National Security Council (NSC) is tasked with keeping the president focused on the nation’s foreign policy priorities—Iran, North Korea, the … Read moreThe National Security Council and the ‘American Way of War’

The Real Roots of the Border Crisis

See also: “Getting Migration in the Americas Right: A National Interest-Driven Approach” President Donald Trump neither understands nor cares about what’s really driving migration in the Americas. But understanding why people are leaving their home for the treacherous journey north is key to knowing how to manage it. In this video, we explain why the United States … Read moreThe Real Roots of the Border Crisis

Steve Scully: An Interview With ‘The Most Patient Man on Television’

The Trump era has changed the way the free press and the White House interact—that much is certain. So where does that leave a network such as C-SPAN, the so-called Switzerland of the media, which aims not to imbue its coverage with opinion but rather let the facts speak for themselves? This week, Daniella sat … Read moreSteve Scully: An Interview With ‘The Most Patient Man on Television’

The Companies With the Best Kept Secret in the Arctic Refuge

Since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2017—specifically, its provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling—the Trump administration has been in a headlong rush to hold the first of two congressionally mandated lease sales. These slapdash efforts to speed up drilling in the Arctic … Read moreThe Companies With the Best Kept Secret in the Arctic Refuge

If the ACA Is Repealed Under Texas v. Azar, Millions Will Lose Health Insurance Coverage

To download the table that shows increases in the number of uninsured people by congressional district, click here. The lawsuit brought by Republican state officials to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), Texas v. Azar, continues to work its way through the U.S. legal system. In December 2018, a right-wing district court judge in … Read moreIf the ACA Is Repealed Under Texas v. Azar, Millions Will Lose Health Insurance Coverage