Blog Post by: Morton Abramowitz , on December 7, 2013
TCF senior fellow Morton Abramowitz published a stunning call-to-action in the Washington Post detailing the extreme need for humanitarian aid to Syria and the complications that need involves. Largely, America has ignored the dire situation in Syria, preferring to keep on the sidelines.
Blog Post by: Jessi Stafford , on December 6, 2013
#TCFBest has been sporadic since the beginning of the holiday season (sorry!), but it’s back today with a tribute to revolutionary Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday. Stateside, fast food workers are fighting for a fair wage and, in related news, recipients of unemployment benefits may see empty stockings this Christmas if Congress doesn’t act quickly to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation.
Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on December 6, 2013
Contrary to popular belief, the issue with the labor force participation rate (LFPR) is not the dramatic disappearance of 720,000 workers from the labor force in October. Blogger Michael Cassidy's second article of a two-part series talks about the consequences of a shrinking labor force.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on December 6, 2013
Estimating the future cost of carbon emissions is considered essential to future operations for many private companies, and should incentivize the United States to take action, writes policy associate Neil Bhatiya.
Blog Post by: Benjamin Landy , on December 5, 2013
The rising level of student loan debt isn't the problem, it's a symptom. The real problem is the rising cost of college itself. Benjamin Landy's latest Graph of the Day details how much public education has increased in a generation.
Post by: Michael Cassidy , on December 5, 2013
If you’ve been following the latest jobs numbers, you probably noticed two things: (1) The U.S. continues to add private sector jobs at a healthy pace. (2) Unemployment is gradually edging downwards. Both are positive signs for our still sluggish recovery. But there are other factors to worry about: a shrinking labor force.
Blog Post by: Barton Gellman , on December 5, 2013
The National Security Agency is tracking cellphone locations around the world, according to top secret documents. My latest piece for the Washington Post reveals that the agency is collecting nearly 5 billion records a day and is using those records to track movements and map relationships.
Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on December 4, 2013
On his website, TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis recently wrote an article entitled, "Regional realignment with Hezbollah, Assad & Iran?" prompted by the assassination of a Hezbollah official in Beirut yesterday. Cambanis outlines ways in which we can spot real change after Iran's nuclear deal.
Blog Post by: Kyle Bella , on December 4, 2013
SNAP negotiations are currently under way in the House and Senate under the Farm Bill, which typically wins bipartisan support due to the appeal of farming and agriculture subsidies to a wide variety of constituents. But recent cuts are part of a long-term plan by the GOP to scale back programs like SNAP.
Student loan debt is crushing a generation of youth who, in previous decades, would have benefited from institutional support like the GI Bill and federal subsidies for higher education. Policy associate Benjamin Landy delves into the details of why student loan debt is a problem unique to the millennial generation in this TCF original feature.
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