Foreign Policy

Keystone’s Unlikely Ally: The Asthma Society of Canada

Blog Post by: Elana Sulakshana , on July 28, 2015

Despite widespread opposition from a number of legislators, activist groups, and the public, The Keystone XL pipeline has one unlikely ally—the Asthma Society of Canada—that has spoken out in support of pumping crude tar sands oil down to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico.

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Foreign Policy

A Plan for Syria

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on July 28, 2015

Following a resolution to the Iran nuclear negotiations, the United States must now shift its focus to achieving political stability in war-torn Syria—despite its reluctance.

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Social Insurance

Why Congress Should Give Working Families a Break

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on July 27, 2015

America’s approach to family leave should take a page from the playbook of elite athletes.

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Rediscovering Government

Atlanta’s MARTA Expansion: An 8 Billion Dollar Step in the Right Direction

Blog Post by: Elizabeth Davies , on July 24, 2015

Atlanta's public transportation could use an upgrade to make up for MARTA's scrawny layout, which excludes major parts of the metro area and leaves many residents isolated from the city's economic development.

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Foreign Policy

Patrick Radden Keefe Reports on “El Chapo”

Blog Post by: John Miles Branch , on July 22, 2015

TCF senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe's reporting on the continuing saga of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel and its leader "El Chapo" has gained widespread recognition and acclaim.

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Foreign Policy

We Need to Prepare for Climate Change Migrants

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on July 22, 2015

A looming humanitarian crisis is on the horizon, but it has yet to make it onto the international community's formal agenda. TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya explains why climate migrants need more attention.

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Foreign Policy

Japan’s New Energy Proposal Isn’t Sustainable

Blog Post by: Lauren Sukin , on July 21, 2015

Japan is updating it's long-term energy plan to involve major use of atomic power generation, despite wariness from the public.

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Rediscovering Government

Chicago Is Making Bike Share Ultra-cheap for Poor People. Will It Matter?

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on July 21, 2015

Chicago's Divvy bike share network is launching a program to make ultra-affordable transportation a reality for city residents, but will this move have a larger impact on transportation policy in the Windy City?

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Apprenticeship Explainer: Why Politicians Are Pitching Them

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on July 20, 2015

Apprenticeships are gaining popularity in the U.S. and legislators are moving toward developing these programs as a way to lower the growing number of disconnected youth who are neither working, nor in school.

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In Memory of Former TCF President Richard C. Leone

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on July 17, 2015

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Century Foundation president Richard C. Leone, who died last night surrounded by his family and close friends.

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Foreign Policy

What India Can Learn from the World’s Largest Emitter

Blog Post by: Elana Sulakshana , on July 17, 2015

With China stepping up to the plate and pledging to reduce their carbon emissions, India is highly encouraged to follow suit and halt the expansion of their coal-based energy base.

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Additional Focus

When Hacking Team Met Bart Gellman

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell , on July 15, 2015

The recent hack of the spyware firm known as "Hacking Team" revealed email exchanges between TCF senior fellow Bart Gellman and the firm, as well as other disturbing revelations about orchestrated online attacks. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

How to Combat Corporate Short-Termism: Ideas from a Prescient Task Force

Blog Post by: Greg Anrig , on July 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton's recent speech at the New School focused on economic issues, some of which could be addressed by reviewing the policy proposals cited in a TCF task force report.

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Education

The Constraints of Poverty on Open Choice: A Baltimore Case Study

Blog Post by: Elizabeth Davies , on July 14, 2015

A case study of Baltimore students who are given the opportunity to choose which high school to attend shows evidence that school choice is a worthy program, but often misused.

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Education

Diversity For All: The Importance of Racial and Socioeconomic Diversity in Higher Education

Blog Post by: Kristin Tsuo , on July 14, 2015

Race-based affirmative action is gaining momentous opposition, but education research shows that there may be a better way to ensure diversity remains on college campuses.

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