Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

In Focus: Impeachment 2021

New In Focus now available on the 2021 Presidential Impeachment of Donald J. Trump. A collection of resources focused on the 2021 impeachment proceedings of President Trump. The House voted to approve a single article of impeachment, accusing President Trump of “inciting violence against the government of the United States” in his...

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Social Media: Conspiracy Theories and Radicalization

The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) has released their latest report, Conspiracy Theories, Radicalisation and Digital Media, discussing the role of social media in inducing radicalization and terrorism through the spread of conspiracy theories.  In the wake of violent incidents spurred by disinformation, many believe more should be...

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Policing in America: A Framework for Reform

Over the last few years, policing in America has become a constant topic of consideration among local communities, with the conversation reaching the ears of state and federal officials. Though there is no clear path on how to address police reform, the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City suggests...

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GAO COVID-19 Recommendations: Progress Falls Short of Expectations

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report detailing their comprehensive review of the progress made by federal agencies to “respond to and recover from the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.”  Their report, COVID-19: Critical Vaccine Distribution, Supply Chain, Program Integrity, and Other Challenges Require Focused Federal Attention,...

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Biodefense Plan to End Pandemic Threats

In their report, The Apollo Program for Biodefense: Winning the Race Against Biological Threats, the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense has released critical recommendations for the U.S. to be better prepared to handle the challenges of future pandemics and essentially end the threats of potential biological warfare.  The hope for The...

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Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Response Plan

The White House, under the new Biden administration, has just released the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (National Strategy). To date, over 400,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19, making pandemic response a top priority for the new administration. The National Strategy aims to coordinate...

16th Edition of Global Risks Report Released

The World Economic Forum has released Global Risks Report 2021, the sixteenth edition of the Global Risks Report analysis which details the risks and consequences of increased inequality and societal fragmentation.   Beginning with an assessment of the 2020 Global Risks Perception Survey results, the report finds that “among the highest likelihood risks of the next ten years are extreme weather, climate action failure and human-led environmental damage; as well as digital power concentration, digital inequality and cybersecurity...

Vaccines National Strategic Plan for the United States

The Department of Health and Human Services has recently released the Vaccines National Strategic Plan: 2021-2025. Building on the 2010 National Vaccine Plan, this newly released plan “articulates a comprehensive strategy to promote vaccines and vaccination including research and development, vaccine safety monitoring, increase public knowledge and confidence in vaccines,...