Additional Focus

The Green Climate Fund: Finding a Role for Peacebuilding Priorities

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on June 19, 2015

The UN Green Climate Fund will provide support to mitigation and adaptation projects within developing nations facing the affects of climate change, but it should also address one increasingly critical need: environmental peacebuilding.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Alternative Labor Hits the Mainstream

Blog Post by: John Miles Branch , on June 19, 2015

The definitive form and function of traditional labor unions is eroding, causing alternative labor organizations to step in and defend the rights of workers.

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Education

New Focus on Diversity in Head Start

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on June 19, 2015

The National Head Start Program provides low-income children with affordable access to pre-K, however a recent DHHS proposal would make this program even better by increasing the potential for classroom diversity.

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Foreign Policy

Reducing Climate Shocks in India through Social Insurance

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on June 18, 2015

Monsoon rains can make or break the livelihoods of Indian agriculture workers, but this government program helps to mitigate the damaging social and economic effects that a poor rainy season brings.

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Additional Focus

The Avoidable Trauma of Juvenile “Justice”

Blog Post by: Sean Angst , on June 17, 2015

The serious flaws that plague today's criminal justice system are setting up our youth for a lifetime of inequality. 

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Foreign Policy

Managing the War in Yemen: Diplomatic Opportunities in the Mayhem

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on June 16, 2015

The civil war in Yemen is on the brink of becoming the next Syria. With the UN announcing talks this week in Geneva, TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis says the next few months provide a narrow window to prioritize diplomacy over military action.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

The Penalty of Caring

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on June 16, 2015

Care work is undervalued in America. Policy associate Clio Chang discusses why it's time to recognize care's true worth.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Will Los Angeles Enforce Its Minimum Wage?

Blog Post by: Leigh Anne Schriever , on June 15, 2015

The recent minimum wage increase in the city of Los Angeles is a win for the state, but will it be enforced so workers reap the benefits of the new law?

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Rediscovering Government

The Road Less Traveled Is in Oregon

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on June 15, 2015

Oregon drivers aren't spending as much time on the road as they used to. TCF policy associate Jacob Anbinder explores how the state has managed to drive less, despite having more people.

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Foreign Policy

What Does the G7’s Emissions Reductions Pledge Really Mean?

Blog Post by: Elana Sulakshana , on June 11, 2015

The annual G7 summit that happened on Tuesday aimed to get nations to commit to achieving a "low-carbon global economy."

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Education

Addressing New York City’s Excellence Gap in Elite Public High Schools

Blog Post by: Elizabeth Davies , on June 11, 2015

The lack of racial diversity in New York City's nine elite specialized high schools is deepening the achievement gap and contributing to income inequality.

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Foreign Policy

The Aftermath of Turkey’s Elections: The Curse of d’Hondt

Blog Post by: Selim Can Sazak , on June 9, 2015

During the Turkish elections last Sunday, Turkey’s ruling party, AKP, lost its majority after more than a decade in power—causing upset to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions to usher Turkey toward a presidential system and establish himself as the undisputed leader.

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Education

Combating Income Inequality through College Diversity

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation, on June 4, 2015

TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg recently wrote an article for The Atlantic promoting the adoption of class-based affirmative action as a means to reduce income inequality in America.

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Additional Focus

Dismantling the Prison State

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation, on June 4, 2015

The United States hosts only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet we house a quarter of its prisoners. In the first installment of his new series on the consequences of the war on drugs, TCF senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe examines the cost of the vast U.S. prison state.

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Rediscovering Government

Inequality Begins at Birth: The Tragedy of Child Poverty in America

Blog Post by: Clio Chang, Jeff Madrick , on May 29, 2015

Child poverty remains an issue that the U.S. has yet to solve, yet there exist a number of effective policy solutions available that the government should be embracing.

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