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Two Cheers for Incremental Progress: The U.S.-India Climate Change Agreement

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on January 26, 2015

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya summarizes the outcome of President Obama’s bilateral meeting in Delhi with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for The Week.

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The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on January 26, 2015

TCF program associate Neil Bhatiya takes a look at Kelly Sims Gallagher's The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China for the Cairo Review of Global Affairs.

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Obama’s State of the Union and Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on January 22, 2015

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya looks at how climate change fit into this week’s State of the Union address for the U.S. News and World Report’s Debate Club.

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The Climate Change Issues at the Heart of the State of the Union

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on January 20, 2015

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya looks at President Obama's climate progress over the past year.

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The Egyptian Revolution, Four Years Later

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

In an article for the Atlantic, TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis asks whether Egypt is on the verge of another uprising.

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Education

Socioeconomic Integration Is Critical for Obama’s New Community College Plan

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on January 14, 2015

Guest blogger Jonathan Hasak explains why critics of President Obama’s community college plan who say the federal government would be mostly reducing the cost for higher-income families are missing the point entirely.

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Rediscovering Government

Show Families the Money

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on January 14, 2015

In her U.S. News and World Report post, TCF policy associate Clio Chang explores a simply yet effective idea: a set amount of cash for all parents, regardless of income, as a way to combat child poverty.

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The Blasphemy Brigade

Blog Post by: Michael Wahid Hanna , on January 13, 2015

In The Blasphemy Brigade, TCF senior fellow Michael Wahid Hanna takes a look at the hypocrisy of Saudi and Egyptian officials walked arm in arm with the unity marchers in Paris.

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Foreign Policy

Corruption and Revolt

Blog Post by: Patrick Radden Keefe , on January 12, 2015

In this week’s New Yorker, TCF fellow Patrick Radden Keefe takes a look at corruption: all nations have it, but just when is it too much? 

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Education

Community College Should Be More Than Just Free

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on January 9, 2015

President Obama’s proposal to make community colleges free is a logical next step in today’s skilled economy. Access to free education shouldn’t end at high school, but there’s more we can do to improve community colleges.

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Crude Surprise for Alaska

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on January 7, 2015

Over at Real Clear Policy, I look at how the collapse in crude oil prices are affecting the budgets of a variety of places dependent on oil and gas production revenue, specifically Alaska. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Say’s Law Alive and Well in Europe

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on January 5, 2015

Jeff Madrick explains how Say's Law—a rule once cherished by economists but since discredited by Keynes—is making a damaging comeback.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Trying to Violate Federal Law, One City at a Time

Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit , on December 12, 2014

Anti-union groups have begin shifting focus from national fights to the local level. TCF fellow and labor law expert Moshe Marvit explains why this new anti-union push threatens to fundamentally disrupt federal labor policy.

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All Eyes on India after Beijing Climate Deal

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 17, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya has a piece up at Foreign Policy looking at the shifting norms regarding developing world commitments to climate change after the Obama-Xi summit.

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A U.S.-China Breakthrough

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 13, 2014

In his latest piece for The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya takes a look at the U.S.-China climate agreement that was struck in Beijing, with pledges for emissions cuts by the United States and a target for peak emissions by the Chinese.

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A Dialogue on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 10, 2014

Over at Bloggingheads, I spoke with analyst Tim Kovach about a variety of climate change stories in the news: from the new IPCC report to the effect on American climate policy from the Republican victories in the midterm elections. Tim and and I also touched upon the ways in which the effects of climate change may contribute to geopolitical instability and potential conflict.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Uncovering the Labor Market Recovery

Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on November 6, 2014

A new report from TCF policy associate Mike Cassidy argues that most labor market reporting relies on the wrong statistics.

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Rediscovering Government

Child Poverty Deserves to Be on America’s Agenda

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on November 5, 2014

TCF policy associate Clio Chang says that the U.S.’s dismal score on UNICEF's latest report on child poverty actually understates the extent to which the country is failing its most vulnerable.

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A Last Chance on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 3, 2014

In his latest piece for The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya reacts to the latest publication from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Additional Focus

The Century Foundation Announces the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on November 3, 2014

The Century Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the creation of the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award. Each year, TCF will provide a stipend of $7,500 to support an individual under thirty years of age in the research and writing of a policy paper on a topic that is central to TCF’s agenda.

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Education

Teaching with Autonomy

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 30, 2014

What is it like to work at a school at which teachers and and administrators run the school as equal partners? Guest author Demetria R. Giles of Teaching Firms of America—Professional Prep Charter School says the results at her school speak for themselves.

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Education

Why I Value Diverse Schools

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 29, 2014

Children from low-income households consistently perform better when they attend racially- and socioeconomically-diverse schools. In this piece, guest writer Jonathon Acosta talks about his experiences attending a diverse magnet school.

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Additional Focus

Ben Bradlee: Everything an Editor Should Be

Blog Post by: Peter Osnos , on October 22, 2014

TCF media fellow Peter Osnos has written a recollection for the Atlantic of the legendary Washington Post chief, who died on Tuesday at 93.

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The Transnational Fight Against Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on October 20, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes about transnational climate change governance at the Cairo Review of Global Affairs.

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Four questions every candidate should answer on climate change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on October 16, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes at The Hill that every candidate for political office should answer four specific questions about climate change,

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Rediscovering Government

Break the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on October 7, 2014

Reforming conditions at New York City’s Rikers Island prison is a good first step, says TCF policy associate Clio Chang. But what’s really needed is a renewed focus on rehabilitation rather than on punishment.

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Education

Inside a Teacher-Led Charter School

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 30, 2014

What happens when teachers run a school? One charter school in Brooklyn is finding out. TCF fellow Halley Potter says that the results so far look promising.

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Modi, Obama, and U.S.–Indian Cooperation on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 26, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes at The Week that climate change should be at the top of the agenda when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the United States to meet with President Obama next week.

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Education

Teachers Unionize at New Orleans Charter School

Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on September 25, 2014

At Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, teachers are trying something that is still pretty rare in the charter school movement—they’re unionizing. TCF education intern Margaret Mattes explains why.

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Rediscovering Government

Democracy and Good Economics in the Secessionist Movement

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on September 24, 2014

Scotland’s near-decision to leave the United Kingdom—and Catalonia’s looming election to seceed from the rest of Spain—are a lesson in austerity economics and the power of dissent. TCF senior fellow Jeff Madrick explains.

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