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Rediscovering Government

The Other Debt Crisis

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on July 2, 2015

While the world debates the best way to approach the financial crises currently underway in Greece and Puerto Rico, TCF policy associate Jacob Anbinder discusses the need for more debt when it comes to America's infrastructure policy.

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Foreign Policy

Egypt’s Next Phase: Sustainable Instability

Blog Post by: Michael Wahid Hanna , on July 1, 2015

Two years after Egypt’s July 2013 coup that ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the country is entering a new phase of sustainable instability, explains TCF senior fellow Michael Wahid Hanna.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Overdue Overtime: Why You Should Care about Obama’s New Overtime Rules

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on July 1, 2015

President Obama's latest order has made working overtime worthwhile again—and restored what it means to work a forty-hour work week.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Uber: Sharing or Employing?

Blog Post by: John Miles Branch, Leigh Anne Schriever , on June 30, 2015

The app-based car service company, Uber, is under scrutiny regarding its self-proclaimed status as a member of the "sharing economy."

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Education

SCOTUS to Review Fisher Case on Affirmative Action at University of Texas

Blog Post by: Richard D. Kahlenberg , on June 29, 2015

This morning, the Supreme Court announced that they would rehear the Fisher v. University of Texas case on affirmative action. TCF fellow Richard Kahlenberg provides his thoughts on the decision.

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Foreign Policy

No End in Sight: Why in the Current Situation There Is Little Hope For Syria

Blog Post by: Morton Abramowitz , on June 26, 2015

Already roughly a fifth of Syrians have fled the country seeking refuge, with many millions more trapped within the country in need of urgent aid. TCF fellow Morton Abramowitz talks the ever-growing conflict in Syria.

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Why Are We Blind to Right-Wing Terrorism?

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell , on June 26, 2015

Since 9/11, more Americans have been killed at the hand of right-wing extremists than Muslim extremists. TCF policy associate Sam Adler-Bell discusses the recent mass shooting in Charleston and which crimes should be defined as "terrorism."

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Despite Disparate Impact Ruling, U.S. Far From Fair Housing

Blog Post by: Yvette Chen , on June 25, 2015

The Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project ruling is a victory for combating racial inequality, but fair housing has a long way to go before discrimination is truly eliminated.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

When Jail Is The Better Option: The Failure of Halfway Houses

Blog Post by: Lauren Sukin , on June 23, 2015

Mass incarceration in America has put nearly 2 million individuals behind bars. The next step toward rehabilitation, however, is not faring much better, with increasing corruption invading many halfway houses. 

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Rediscovering Government

The Racial Justice Case for Not Giving Dylann Roof the Death Penalty

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on June 22, 2015

Recent & historical events have suggested that there is a racial double standard when it comes to determining who should receive the death penalty. 

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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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