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TCF President Janice Nittoli Announces Resignation

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on April 17, 2014

The Century Foundation announced today that Janice Nittoli, President of the organization, has resigned from her position for health reasons.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

What You Need to Know About the Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on April 16, 2014

Weeks after it was handed down, the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC continues to reverberate through the political world. Blogger Zachary Bernstein writes about the ruling's effect on the recent merger between media giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

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Foreign Policy

TCF Senior Fellow Barton Gellman Wins Third Pulitzer

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on April 14, 2014

Century Foundation senior fellow Barton Gellman shared journalism’s top prize today. The Pulitzer committee awarded its public service medal to The Washington Post and The Guardian for their respective coverage of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program. Gellman, who led the Post’s coverage, based much of his reporting on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor now living in exile in Russia.

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Additional Focus

We’re Running Out of Time to Cut Carbon

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on April 14, 2014

In the last of its series of reports on the state of our climate change knowledge, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the world is perilously close to overshooting a previously agreed upon target for slowing worldwide temperature increase, according to the text of the report’s Summary for Policymakers released in Berlin Sunday. Policy associate Neil Bhatiya has more. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Concentration of Poverty: An Update

Blog Post by: Paul Jargowsky , on April 9, 2014

Americans increasingly live in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to an analysis released by TCF fellow Paul Jargowsky last December. And now, new data shows high-poverty neighborhoods are getting worse--quickly.

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Foreign Policy

The True Subject of Errol Morris’s Donald Rumsfeld Doc: Smugness

Blog Post by: Peter Osnos , 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.

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Social Insurance

What We Need to Know About Equal Pay Day

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.

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Additional Focus

#TCFBest: April 6, 2014

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).

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Putting the “U” in U.S.

Blog Post by: Michael 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.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

What the McCutcheon Decision Means for Democracy

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. 

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