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Foreign Policy

Scholarship, Security, and ‘Spillage’ on Campus

Blog Post by: Barton Gellman , on October 7, 2015

TCF's Barton Gellman recently gave a keynote presentation at Purdue University, only to later find out that the university destroyed the video of the event to comply with the institution's high security standards.


NEW REPORT: Covert For-Profit Colleges Leave Students and Taxpayers Vulnerable

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 6, 2015

An investigation of four colleges by TCF senior fellow Robert Shireman reveals that the owners of some for-profit institutions have claimed to be nonprofit to free themselves from the regulatory and public image burdens of operating for profit, while continuing to reap the personal financial benefits of for-profit ownership.


Workers & Economic Inequality

Members-only Unions: Can They Help Revitalize Workplace Democracy?

Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit, Leigh Anne Schriever , on October 1, 2015

Tags: unions, uaw, nlrb, nlra, labor organizing

TCF fellow Moshe Z. Marvit and Leigh Anne Schriever examine whether the members-only union model could provide a way forward for the labor movement.


Additional Focus

TCF Senior Fellow Barton Gellman Wins Two Emmys

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation, on September 29, 2015

Tags: washington post, surveillance, pbs, nsa leaks, nsa, national secrets, frontline, edward snowden, barton gellman

TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman was awarded two Emmys at the 36th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony.


Foreign Policy

Don’t Ask the UN Climate Change Conference to Do Everything

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 29, 2015

Tags: united nations, unfccc, refugees, climate policy, climate change

In the lead-up to the Paris climate talks in December, many are placing too many expectations on the UNFCCC in terms of what it can—and will—accomplish.


Additional Focus

The Century Foundation Announces New Board Trustees Sonal Shah and Damon Silvers

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on September 25, 2015

The Century Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonal Shah and Damon Silvers to its board of trustees.


Rediscovering Government

Volkswagen’s Punishment: Fix Our Infrastructure

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on September 25, 2015

Tags: volkswagen, infrastructure spending, infrastructure, epa, environment

In the wake of revelations that some of Volkswagen's diesel cars have been cheating emissions tests, TCF policy associate Jake Anbinder explains why the carmaker's inevitable fines should be invested in America's infrastructure.



What You Need to Know About Pre-K That Brookings Missed

Blog Post by: Greg Anrig , on September 24, 2015

TCF fellow Greg Anrig calls out a recent report that claims the Obama administration severly overstates the cost of providing quality, universal preschool to all four-year-olds. 


Foreign Policy

Confronting the “Moscow Track” for Syria

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on September 24, 2015

Tags: syrian war, syrian refugees, syrian crisis, syrian civil war

​When it comes to Russian involvement in Syria, the United States will ultimately have to choose between two different courses.


The University of Texas Is Taking a Hard Look at Sexual Assault, and Other Schools Should Do the Same

Blog Post by: Kimberly Quick , on September 18, 2015

The University of Texas has embarked on a $1.7 million multiyear study to examine campus sexual assault, hoping to expose the realities of such a pervasive issue.


Foreign Policy

A First Step toward Bipartisan Consensus on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 17, 2015

Tags: republicans, president obama, paris, congress, climate policy, climate change

A new GOP-backed resolution introduced today is a positive step toward a more mature debate about climate change in American politics.


Workers & Economic Inequality

The WAGE Act Provides Powerful New Labor Protections For Employees

Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit, Richard D. Kahlenberg , on September 16, 2015

Tags: unions, legislation, labor organizing as a civil right, labor organizing

Today, monumental new legislation was introduced in Congress that, if passed, will bolster the rights and protections of workers across the country.



Scam Artists Are Preying on Student Debt Holders—and Google Is Helping

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell , on September 14, 2015

Not only are "debt-forgiveness" companies taking advantage of fragile student debt holders, but they have also infiltrated Google's search results.



Our Kids and Century’s Solutions: Takeaways from A New Era of Civil Rights

Blog Post by: Kimberly Quick , on September 11, 2015

Tags: zoning, virtual labor organizing, socioeconomic integration, socioeconomic diversity, socioeconomic affirmative action, low-wage workers, low-income students, low-income families, labor unions, labor organizing as a civil right

TCF policy associate Kimberly Quick discusses the top eleven policy solutions put forward in Richard D. Kahlenberg's A New Era of Civil Rights.



For-Profit Colleges Have No Right to Point Fingers at Endowed Universities

Blog Post by: Robert Shireman , on September 9, 2015

TCF fellow Robert Shireman takes issue with the University of Phoenix funding research critical of university endowments. 


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