Workers & Economic Inequality

2016 Rings In Continued Job Market Progress

Blog Post by: Andrew Stettner , on January 8, 2016

The BLS jobs report that announces job growth and unemployment rates shows progress, but working families still need a boost.

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Foreign Policy

Why We Shouldn’t Call the Oregon Militia Guys “Terrorists”

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell , on January 7, 2016

TCF policy associate Sam Adler-Bell discusses what's at stake when we use the word "terrorist" to label certain lawbreakers.

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Education

Campus Protests Aren’t New—But They’re Still Relevant

Blog Post by: Kimberly Quick , on December 17, 2015

Policy Associate Kimberly Quick points out the ways in which today's campus protests have evolved since the Black Campus Movement of the 1960s & 1970s.

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Foreign Policy

Why America Could—and Should—Admit More Syrian Refugees

Blog Post by: Katy Long , on December 15, 2015

The recent call to shut America's borders to Muslims and fleeing Syrian refugees is a result of major misinformation. Refugee and migration expert Katy Long outlines the arguments for why xenophobia is actually dangerous for U.S. security.  

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Education

It’s Time for the Education Department to Act on Covert For-Profit Colleges

Blog Post by: Robert Shireman , on December 15, 2015

Is the person suspected of operating one of the largest covert for-profit colleges also a committee member on the panel organization that aims to combat them? TCF's Robert Shireman explains why the for-profit college sector begs for reform.

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Foreign Policy

The Syrian Refugee Issue

Blog Post by: Morton Abramowitz , on December 11, 2015

Tags: united states, syrian war, syrian refugees, syria, refugees, obama administration, obama administration

TCF senior fellow Morton Abramowitz addresses the Syrian refugee crisis and why the United States can and should do more to help.

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Education

A New Silent Majority—Low-Income and Minority Millennials

Blog Post by: Kimberly Quick , on December 9, 2015

While we've come a long way in terms of educating our young people and making them more tolerant, some research overestimates the profile of the Millennial generation. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

A Taxing System

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on December 4, 2015

Tags: universal childcare, tax credits, eitc, child tax credit, child poverty

The current system of tax credits does its job to help some families in need—but there are large gaps in the system that can hurt others who need it most.

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Foreign Policy

India’s Role in the Paris Climate Negotiations

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on December 2, 2015

Tags: united nations, unfccc, paris, india, climate policy, climate change

Neil Bhatiya joined with a Huffington Post Live panel to discuss India's role in the COP 21 climate negotiations.

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Rediscovering Government

Our Failed Federal Transit Policy

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on November 20, 2015

Tags: transportation, infrastructure spending, infrastructure, congress

The most recent round of TIGER grant award decisions demonstrate that when it comes to transportation policy, investing in more projects doesn't always lead to "better" public transportation.

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Foreign Policy

Climate Change as a Development & Security Threat

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 16, 2015

Tags: vox, democratic party, climate policy, climate change, brad plumer, bernie sanders

In light of remarks made by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during Saturday's Democratic presidential primary debate, TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya discusses the intersection of climate change and global conflict.

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Additional Focus

TCF Pledges Support to Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation, on November 16, 2015

Tags: women, white house, melissa harris perry

The Century Foundation will dedicate $250,000 in resources over the next five years to advancing equity for women and girls of color.

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Foreign Policy

Lebanon Can Survive Bombings but Not Its Own Failing State

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on November 13, 2015

Tags: syrian war, syria, suicide bombing, lebanon, hezbollah, beirut

A team of suicide bombers rocked a crowded southern suburb of Beirut on Thursday. TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis explains what this means for the fractured state of power-sharing in Lebanon, as well as the nation's shaky future.

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Foreign Policy

The Important Role of Adaptation in a Durable Paris Agreement

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 5, 2015

Tags: unfccc, paris, climate policy, climate change

Each country has now submitted their individual climate change mitigation proposals, but one element has lacked sufficient attention in the aftermath: the role of adaptation.

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Education

Why Senators Are Demanding Action on Covert For-Profit Colleges

Blog Post by: Robert Shireman , on October 26, 2015

Just a few weeks after the release of TCF's report on "covert for-profit" colleges, lawmakers have called for immediate action to be taken against these somewhat fraudulent educational institutions. 

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