Blog Post by: , on April 9, 2014
With Robert McNamara in The Fog of War, the filmmaker captured a painful redemption bid. But the star of The Unknown Known doesn't think he needs redemption at all.
Blog Post by: Jessi Stafford , on April 8, 2014
It’s that time of year again. You might be thinking tax season, and technically you’d be right. However, there’s another important date to circle in April: Equal Pay Day. Every April 8, the conversation about equal-pay-for-equal-work starts up again--but this year, Washington may finally take action.
Blog Post by: Jessi Stafford , on April 6, 2014
This week, #TCFBest covers the gamut, from Millennials obtaining health insurance, to disability benefits. The Guardian, in a new series focused on the financial struggles of Generation Y, highlights the tradeoffs young people make when deciding whether to purchase health insurance or take their chances. At Al Jazeera America, Nicholas Tampio writes an op-ed concerning Common Core standards and the opportunity gap. In the Urban Institute’s MetroTrends blog, a map portrays the share of adults receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (DI).
Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on April 4, 2014
As a way of organizing an economy, capitalism has many desirable attributes. But its distinguishing feature is, well, capital. Blogger Michael Cassidy explains the exceptions to a functional capitalist system in this post.
Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on April 2, 2014
Today, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on yet another campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. FEC, taking yet another step toward deregulation in the wake of Citizens United. Blogger Zachary Bernstein explains what this means for voters.
Blog Post by: , on April 1, 2014
Now rivetingly played by Bryan Cranston on Broadway, the 36th president is being remembered for his political skills and domestic achievements, not just his escalation of the Vietnam War.
Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on April 1, 2014
The Century Foundation is very pleased to welcome Jeff Madrick as a senior fellow. Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative, which will now be housed with TCF.
For more about Madrick and his work, read on.
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on March 31, 2014
As expected, finding funding for a citywide universal pre-K program, with enough full-day seats for all four-year-olds in NYC, is turning out to be the first big challenge for Bill de Blasio, New York City’s new mayor. Progress has been made, writes policy associate Halley Potter, but much more is needed to ensure quality of the programs.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on March 31, 2014
Climate change is causing measurable harm to natural and human systems. The world is already witnessing effects on “agriculture, human health, ecosystems on land and in the oceans, water supplies, and some people’s livelihoods.” TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya provides his analysis of the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment.
Blog Post by: Jessi Stafford , on March 30, 2014
After a brief hiatus (we know you missed us!), #TCFBest returns with an eclectic mix of policy issues from around the web. Tomorrow, March 30, Turkey will hold local elections, but many are instead expecting a battle royale between the two major parties. Mother Jones debunks the attempted debunking of poverty myths, which they initially debunked (read the article, it will make more sense), and Ms. Magazine opines for The Little Rock Nine: Redux.
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on March 28, 2014
Last week, a panel of education policy experts and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss school integration in the District. Currently, many of D.C.’s public schools are highly segregated by socioeconomics and race. Should we encourage more integrated schools in the District of Columbia through “controlled choice,” a student assignment strategy that balances families’ choices with socioeconomic diversity goals for each school?
The discussion was well-timed. The District of Columbia is currently reviewing and revising and its student assignment policies—the first such comprehensive review in over 30 years.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on March 28, 2014
On Thursday, the Environmental Justice Foundation published a new report, The Gathering Storm: Climate Change, Security and Conflict, providing an excellent overview of how climate change acts as a “force-multiplier.” Policy associate Neil Bhatiya analyzes its findings in this piece.
Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on March 27, 2014
Don’t look now, but the minimum wage is quite the hot topic. Cities are moving to raise their wage floors, and states are introducing ballot initiatives. However, there are more ways to give workers better pay. Blogger Zachary Bernstein explains.
Blog Post by: Janet Wlody , on March 26, 2014
Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on March 25, 2014
Beloved burrito chain, Chipotle, and tech empire, Apple, have been in the news in recent weeks for two different, but ultimately related, reasons. Blogger Zachary Bernstein discusses why climate change should be more important to big businesses.
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