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TCF President Janice Nittoli Announces Resignation

April 17, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: The Century Foundation TOPICS: Additional Focus, News About TCF

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

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TCF Senior Fellow Barton Gellman Wins Third Pulitzer

April 14, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: The Century Foundation TOPICS: Foreign Policy, National Security, Additional Focus, News About TCF

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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Tags: washington post, pulitzer prizes, pulitzer, nsa, national security agency, national security, edward snowden, barton gellman, bart gellman

We’re Running Out of Time to Cut Carbon

April 14, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: Neil Bhatiya TOPICS: Additional Focus

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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Tags: ipcc, climate change, carbon tax, carbon pricing, carbon emissions

#TCFBest: April 6, 2014

April 6, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: Jessi Stafford TOPICS: Additional Focus

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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Tags: tcfbest, standardized testing, obamacare, millennials, medicare, healthcare reform, health exchanges, education reform, disability insurance, common core

Arise America - 31/03

April 4, 2014 BY: Neil Bhatiya TOPICS: Additional Focus

Earlier this week, TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya appears on Arise America to talk about the increasing effects of climate change.

Begin watching the segment starting around 28:00 minutes in. 

Tags: neil bhatiya, ipcc report, global warming, climate change, arise tv, arise america

How Pop Culture Is Re-Evaluating Lyndon B. Johnson’s Legacy

April 1, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: Peter Osnos TOPICS: Additional Focus, General Policy

Now rivetingly played by Bryan Cranston on Broadway, the 36th president is being remembered for his political skills and domestic achievements, not just his escalation of the Vietnam War.

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Tags: vietnam, medicare, medicaid, lyndon johnson, lbj, great society, civil rights act, bryan cranston, broadway, all the way

 

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