The Century Foundation announces today that Janice Nittoli, president of the organization, is resigning from her position for health reasons. Nittoli has led TCF since August 2011. During her tenure, she oversaw a major overhaul of the organization and we acknowledge the extraordinary contributions Janice made to TCF. We wish the best to Janice and her family.


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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TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman picked up his third Pulitzer on Monday after leading the Washington Post’s coverage of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program. The committee awarded its prestigious public service medal jointly to the Post and The Guardian, which also reported on NSA programs.


The IPCC warns that the world is perilously close to overshooting a previously agreed upon target for slowing worldwide temperature increase. Policy associate Neil Bhatiya has more. 

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TCF senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe‘s latest for The New Yorker details the trial and plea of Vicente Zambada-Niebla, a “second-generation drug trafficker.”

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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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Most K-12 education reforms are about trying to make "separate but equal" schools for rich and poor work well. The results of these efforts have been discouraging. The Century Foundation looks at ways to integrate public schools by economic status through public school choice. At the higher education level, we examine ways to open the doors of selective and non-selective institutions to students of modest means.

In the first years of the new century, an assertive foreign policy took a toll on the cultivated role of the U.S. as a responsible global leader. The Century Foundation's work in this area provides perspective on the international difficulties the U.S. is facing today, while providing policy recommendations to promote the nation's security interests. Our research and analysis focuses on effectively responding to challenges in the Middle East and Pakistan, as well as responding to international crime.

Compared to other advanced nations, America’s retirement security and health care systems offer weaker protections against risks we all face. The Century Foundation’s work focuses on ideas for strengthening Social Security, pensions, and health care – including steps for building on the Affordable Care Act.

In recent decades, and especially since 2000, the richest Americans have enjoyed soaring income and wealth while the rest of the population's living standards have stagnated. The Century Foundation was one of the first institutions to raise serious concerns about these trends and propose ideas for improving economic conditions for all Americans- not just the fortunate few.

Since our 1919 founding, The Century Foundation has published work examining a broad array of issues including civil liberties, the media, campaign finance, and intelligence agency reform. This section provides a portal to many of those works.


GOTD: Inequality Is Not A Four Letter Word

Benjamin Landy, on January 30, 2014

President Obama's progressive, populist outrage about inequality and decreasing mobility was missing Tuesday night when Obama stood before Congress to deliver the State of the Union address. [...] Read More

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How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream

The first book to explain the link between our dysfunctional politics, the nation's stagnating college graduation rates, and rising inequality in America. [...]

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