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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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