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Family Detention for Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

Our government's response so far to the border crisis has been an international embarrassment. 

It's Time to End the Federal Ban Preventing Some Poor Women From Accessing Abortions

In the four decades of legal, safe abortion, it has remained unaffordable and unavailable for far too many, particularly women of color.

A Simple but Critical Fix Is Needed Now for the Nation's Disability System

Unless Congress acts--and soon--the modest insurance benefits that Social Security Disability Insurance provides will be cut by 20 percent.

Washington’s War on Youth

Democrats and Republicans both have gone to great lengths to ensure that members ofmy generation—and each one after—will spend our entire lives paying for their mistakes.

Current Immigration Crisis Begs for a More Effective Foreign Policy

We must address the root causes that lead Central American mothers to send their daughters away in hope of safer lives. 

A 10-Year Prediction for the Affordable Care Act

Our research indicates that within 10 years, the number of uninsured Americans may increase by 10 percent. 

Strengthening America’s Economic Future Means Raising Women’s Pay

Raising the federal minimum wage would significantly improve the lives of millions, help to spur wage growth, and reduce the gender pay gap. 

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Family Detention for Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

Our government's response so far to the border crisis has been an international embarrassment. 

It's Time to End the Federal Ban Preventing Some Poor Women From Accessing Abortions

In the four decades of legal, safe abortion, it has remained unaffordable and unavailable for far too many, particularly women of color.

A Simple but Critical Fix Is Needed Now for the Nation's Disability System

Unless Congress acts--and soon--the modest insurance benefits that Social Security Disability Insurance provides will be cut by 20 percent.

Washington’s War on Youth

Democrats and Republicans both have gone to great lengths to ensure that members ofmy generation—and each one after—will spend our entire lives paying for their mistakes.

Current Immigration Crisis Begs for a More Effective Foreign Policy

We must address the root causes that lead Central American mothers to send their daughters away in hope of safer lives. 

A 10-Year Prediction for the Affordable Care Act

Our research indicates that within 10 years, the number of uninsured Americans may increase by 10 percent. 

Strengthening America’s Economic Future Means Raising Women’s Pay

Raising the federal minimum wage would significantly improve the lives of millions, help to spur wage growth, and reduce the gender pay gap. 

Show More
 
About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote a National Journal cover story, explained the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America. “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch” is the foundation of The Next America.

'My View' of the Next America

Are you part of the demographic that is the Next America? Are you a catalyst who fosters change for the next generation? We welcome first-person perspectives to supplement our growing list. Please contact us.