Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

Deficit Tracker

Economy / Research July 10, 2018

BPC’s economic policy team analyzes the government’s running budget deficit on a monthly basis, using data from the Congressional Budget Office’s Monthly Budget Review.

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Building Prosperity, Stability, and Security Through Strategic Health Diplomacy

National Security / Research July 9, 2018

PEPFAR has evolved rapidly to stay ahead of the HIV pandemic and is now working towards achieving epidemic control and ending AIDS as a public health threat.

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Oversight Matters: What’s Next for Inspectors General

Governance / Research July 9, 2018

The IGs provide an excellent return on the taxpayers’ investment in their work and have become a critical part of the checks and balances in our democratic system.

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TANF and Early Childhood

Education / Research June 29, 2018

For many working families, child care is a basic necessity—and often an expensive one. In families with young children, child care costs are often one of the largest items in the household budget.

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What is the Long-Term Fiscal Outlook for the United States?

Economy / Research June 28, 2018

The federal government is on a dangerous fiscal path. The widening gap between federal revenues and spending leads to the unsustainable trajectory of U.S. debt.

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Recent Immigration Has Been Good for Native-Born Employment

Immigration / Research June 18, 2018

New quantitative research examines whether immigration increases competition for jobs, and suggests instead that immigration and employment serve as complementary forces.

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Part I: The Election Landscape

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

Though the AKP has kept its hold on power several emerging dynamics have created a real sense of optimism among the opposition that the results, this time, might be different.

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Part II: Post Election Scenarios

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

A clear-cut victory would still leave Erdoğan facing a deteriorating economic climate, strained relations with Western partners and an ongoing war with PKK-linked forces.

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Part III: Recommendations

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

Whatever the outcome of the elections, both Turkey and the U.S.-Turkish alliance will face a continuing series of challenges.

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A Letter to the Public from the Former Public Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

Economy / Research June 14, 2018

This letter provides information about program finances that would typically be included in the public trustees’ annual letter to the public.

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