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New America Foundation

New America Foundation

The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. The foundation’s mission is animated by the American ideal that each generation will live better than the last. That ideal is today under strain.

The Centrist Party

The Centrist Party

The Centrist Party need not be a mush of compromises between extreme positions. It should take the best of each party and ditch the nonsense. The Centrists will be fiscally sensible, socially progressive, and committed to the kinds of compromises that will appeal to the tens of millions of voters, particularly younger voters, who are currently without a political home.

The Common Sense Coalition

The Common Sense Coalition

As founders of the Common Sense Coalition, we came together in 2011 because we share a belief that our country has serious problems and that the current political environment leaves little hope of solving them. As we began to explore the consequences of inaction, it became clear that the America we leave our children would be greatly diminished, if we didn’t act.

No Labels

No Labels

No Labels is a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving. No Labels promotes its politics of problem solving in three ways: by organizing citizens across America, providing a space for legislators who want to solve problems to convene and by pushing for common-sense reforms to make our government work.

Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation envisions the secure, sustainable and peaceful uses of outer space contributing to global stability on Earth. SWF works with governments, industry, international organizations and civil society to develop and promote ideas and actions that achieve the secure, sustainable, and peaceful uses of outer space.

IISS: Climate and Security

IISS: Climate and Security

The IISS believes climate change could have a serious effect on regional and global stability. Its Climate Change and Security Programme explores how global warming may affect disputes over territory, water and other resources, or could otherwise threaten peace and stability, and considers international mechanisms for producing the best solutions for climate security.

Center for Constitutional Rights

Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights, non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change, is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Amnesty International works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. As the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, it investigates and exposes abuses, educates the public, and helps transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

Center for Progressive Reform

Center for Progressive Reform

The CPR believes sensible safeguards in the areas of health, safety, and the environment, serve important values including doing the best we can to prevent harm to people and the environment, distributing environmental harms and benefits fairly, and protecting the earth for future generations.

American Constitution Society

American Constitution Society

ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media, and by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas.

The National Security Archive

The National Security Archive

The National Security Archive is an investigative journalism center, a research institute, an archive of U.S. documents, a public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, a global advocate of open government, and an indexer and publisher of former secrets.

Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight Foundation

The Sunlight Foundation is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and engages individual citizens and communities to demand policies that will enable the public to hold government accountable.

Center for Responsive Politics

Center for Responsive Politics

The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. The organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government.

Common Cause

Common Cause

Common Cause, as an independent watchdog against corruption and abuse of power, seeks to restore the core values of American democracy, reinvent an open, honest and accountable government, and empower ordinary people to make their voices heard in the political process.

PERI: UMass Amherst

PERI: UMass Amherst

The Political Economy Research Institute promotes human and ecological well-being by translating research into workable policy proposals capable of improving life on our planet today, and in the future. PERI strives to make a workable science out of morality.

OECD: Regulatory Reform

OECD: Regulatory Reform

The OECD Int’l Regulation Database compiles a set of quantitative indicators to measure cross-country differences in product market regulations in recent years. The database is used in reviews of regulatory reform and analyses of regulation on economic performance in Member countries.

OECD: Public Governance

OECD: Public Governance

The Regulatory Policy Division builds policy support for the development of good regulations in member countries. Particular emphasis is placed on researching and disseminating information on best practice relating to regulatory policy, institutions and tools.

EPI: Regulatory Policy

EPI: Regulatory Policy

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Regulatory Policy Research program debunks claims that regulations impede job creation and addresses attempts to roll back laws that protect the environment and guarantee worker protections.

EPI: Public Investment

EPI: Public Investment

The Economic Policy Institute’s (EPI) research shows a need for significant public investment to reverse decades of neglect to US infrastructure and society. Investment will create jobs and modernize the US economy. Experts include Josh Bivens, Andrew Fieldhouse, Ethan Pollack, and Rebecca Thiess.

IPS: Foreign Policy in Focus

IPS: Foreign Policy in Focus

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF) connects the research and action of more than 600 scholars, advocates, and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner.

IPS: Cities for Progress

IPS: Cities for Progress

The Institute for Policy Studies Cities for Progress is a growing network of locally-elected officials and community-based activists working together for social change. CFP is a network that incorporates local, national and global approaches to issues that affect us in our own communities.

PI: US Economic Policy

PI: US Economic Policy

The Peterson Institute’s US Economic Policy research pertains to the topics: Economic Sanctions; Foreign Aid and Technical Assistance; Trade Disputes; Trade Promotion Authority; US Monetary and Fiscal Policy; and US Trade Policy. Research includes Policy Briefs and Working Papers.

EPI: Fed Budget, Deficits, and Taxes

EPI: Fed Budget, Deficits, and Taxes

The Economic Policy Institute’s work on national fiscal policy analyzes deficits, revenues, and spending within the federal budget, but in the context of the overall U.S. economy. EPI believes that the federal budget is the embodiment of our nation’s priorities.

OECD: Corporate Governance

OECD: Corporate Governance

The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance are the benchmark for good corporate governance. They are used by governments, regulators, investors, corporations and stakeholders and have been adopted by the Financial Stability Board as one of the Twelve Key Standards for Sound Financial Systems.

IPS: Inequality and the Common Good

IPS: Inequality and the Common Good

The Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good focuses on the dangers that growing inequality pose for U.S. democracy, economic health and civic life. The Program runs a number of projects, and presents research in the form of books and reports.

IPS: Global Economy

IPS: Global Economy

For more than a quarter century, the Institute for Policy Studies has been a leader in strengthening citizen responses to the global economy through research, writing, film, education, and coalition building. The project has produced dozens of books, articles, films, and educational materials.

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

The Institute for Policy Studies has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for over four decades — from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960s to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade.

Congressional Research Service

Congressional Research Service

American taxpayers spend over $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service, a “think tank” that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events. Open CRS provides access to CRS Reports that are already in the public domain.

Copenhagen Consensus Center

Copenhagen Consensus Center

The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think-tank that publicizes 
the best ways for governments and philanthropists to spend aid and development money. CCC focuses on solving the world’s biggest challenges and on how to do this in the most cost-efficient manner.

GAO: Tax Policy and Administration

GAO: Tax Policy and Administration

The US Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Tax Policy and Administration. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress – it investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

GAO: Science and Technology

GAO: Science and Technology

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Science and Technology. Covered topics include nanotechnology, energy, air transportation, policy, space, small business innovation, cybersecurity, weather forecasting, and information security.

GAO: Retirement Security

GAO: Retirement Security

The GAO provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Retirement Security. Covered topics include Veterans’ Pension Benefits, 401(k) Plans, Unemployed Older Workers, Defined Contributions Plans, Defined Benefit Plans, and Private Pensions.

GAO: Natural Resources

GAO: Natural Resources

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Natural Resources and Environment. Covered topics include Mining, Oil and Gas Production, Energy Conservation, Health Risk Assessments, and Federal Land Management.

GAO: Justice and Law Enforcement

GAO: Justice and Law Enforcement

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Justice and Law Enforcement. Covered topics include Medicare, Border Patrol, Counterterrorism, Securities Investor Protection, Immigrant Integration, Fraud Detection, and Prisons.

GAO: International Affairs

GAO: International Affairs

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to International Affairs. Covered topics include Terrorism, Human Rights, Aids Relief, Export Controls, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Humanitarian and Development Assistance, and Diplomacy.

GAO: Human Capital

GAO: Human Capital

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Human Capital. Covered topics include Disaster Assistance, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Private Pensions, Credit Rating Agencies, Education, Labor, and Performance Management.

GAO: Health Care

GAO: Health Care

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Health Care. Covered topics include Prescription Drugs, Medicare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Veterans’ Health, FDA, and Group Purchasing Organisations.

GAO: Government Operations

GAO: Government Operations

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Government Operations. Covered topics include Streamlining Government, Management, Social Security, Federal Employees, US Postal Service, Lobbying, Federal Contracting, and Transportation.

GAO: Energy

GAO: Energy

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Energy. Covered topics include nuclear regulation, energy conservation and climate change, renewable energy, oil and gas, defense infrastructure, biofuels, and energy policy.

GAO: Employment

GAO: Employment

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Employment. Covered topics include disability employment, workplace safety and health, defined contribution plans, private pensions, unemployment insurance, and budget and spending.

GAO: Education

GAO: Education

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Education. Covered topics include Charter Schools, Higher Education, Financial Literacy, K-12 Education, Early Child Care, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.

GAO: Economic Development

GAO: Economic Development

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Economic Development. Covered topics include Medicaid, Disaster Recovery, Tax Policy and Administration, Entrepreneurial Assistance, Commerce, and Catastrophic Planning.

GAO: Consumer Protection

GAO: Consumer Protection

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Business Regulation and Consumer Protection. Covered topics include Securities Regulation, Product Safety, Federal Antitrust Policy, and Healthcare Price Transparency.

GAO: Budget and Spending

GAO: Budget and Spending

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Budgets and Spending. Covered topics include Fiscal Outlook, Government Operations, Strategic Sourcing, Budget and Spending, Medicaid, Streamlining Government, and Public Transportation.

GAO: Agriculture and Food

GAO: Agriculture and Food

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Agriculture and Food. Covered topics include Seafood Safety, Farms, Crops, Antibiotic Use, Homeland Security, USDA Modernization, Food Labeling, and Herbal Dietary Supplements.

GAO: Financial Institutions

GAO: Financial Institutions

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Financial Markets and Institutions. Covered topics include Securities Regulation, Entrepreneurial Assistance, Mortgage Financing, Dodd Frank, Credit Rating Agencies, and Bank Capital Requirements.

Government Accountability Office

Government Accountability Office

The US Government Accountability Office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, its Mission is to support Congress, to improve performance, and to ensure accountability.

CBO: Homeland Security

CBO: Homeland Security

CBO analyzes policy proposals pertaining to Homeland Security’s broad mandate to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks including aviation and border security, emergency response, anticounterfeiting measures, the protection of federal infrastructure, and cybersecurity.

CBO: Veterans’ Issues

CBO: Veterans’ Issues

Federal programs to support veterans cover a wide array of services, including pensions, health care, education benefits, life insurance programs, compensation for injuries, and home loans. CBO analyzes the budgetary and broader impacts of those services and of proposals to change those services.

CBO: State and Local Governments

CBO: State and Local Governments

The federal government imposes requirements on state, local, and tribal governments and entities in the private sector to achieve national goals. CBO prepares mandate statements for bills that are approved by authorizing committees and issues annual reviews of Congress’s activities under UMRA.

CBO: National Security

CBO: National Security

Defense spending accounted for about 20 percent of total federal spending in 2011. The Congressional Budget Office analyzes the budgetary effects of proposed legislation related to national security and assesses the cost-effectiveness of current and proposed defense programs.

CBO: Federal Budget

CBO: Federal Budget

The Congressional Budget Office’s regular budget publications include semiannual reports on the budget and economic outlook, annual reports analyzing the President’s budget and discussing the long-term budget picture, and a biannual set of options for reducing budget deficits.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

The Congressional Budget Office produces independent, nonpartisan, timely analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency’s nonpartisanship is evident in the reports and cost estimates its economists and policy analysts produce.