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Workers & Economic Inequality

Have You Seen the Missing Workforce?

Blog Post by: Andrew Stettner , on February 5, 2016

TCF's senior labor fellow Andrew Stettner explains the jobs gap between prime age labor force participation and job availability.

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Foreign Policy

Five Years after Tahrir Square

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on January 25, 2016

Five years after the Egyptian Revolution transpired in Tahrir Square, Egypt remains in a delicate state, causing it's leaders to instill a yet unprecedented level of repression.

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Foreign Policy

Egypt Adrift Five Years After the Uprising

Blog Post by: Michael Wahid Hanna , on January 24, 2016

January 25th marks the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising when thousands of Egyptians converged on Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo to protest the then 30 year presidency of Hosni Mubarak. The run-up to today’s anniversary has seen a major crackdown that has included arrests, disappearances and random searches.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Wage Insurance for Job Loss—Not a Silver Bullet

Blog Post by: Andrew Stettner , on January 20, 2016

During last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama stated his intention to introduce a comprehensive plan to modernize the jobless safety net, and on Saturday, he used his weekly radio address to release the details of the plan. This includes his most provocative proposal, wage insurance.

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Foreign Policy

New Deal, Same Game: Lebanon’s Presidential Power-Brokering

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on January 18, 2016

Monday evening Lebanon’s two most powerful Christian political bosses set aside decades of enmity – including many years when the two men’s militias were locked in a death match whose collateral damage included much of Lebanon itself – to join forces in the race for the country’s presidency.

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Teacher Tenure Panel Featuring TCF’s Richard Kahlenberg

Blog Post by: Kimberly Quick , on January 14, 2016

Listen to TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg's remarks about the merits and concerns of teacher tenure. 

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Rediscovering Government

The Case for Expanding Youth Apprenticeships

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on January 11, 2016

Apprenticeships are an effective solution to the youth unemployment problem America is facing. The Century Foundation's event in November attempted to raise awareness of these quality programs.

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Education

Gun Violence Puts Education Under Fire, Stifling Achievement

Blog Post by: Kimberly Quick , on January 8, 2016

Mass school shootings get tons of media coverage, and they should. But it's imperative to remember that gun violence occurs nationwide, every single day, and it never makes the news.

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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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