Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

DHS Releases Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a first-of-its-kind Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forces Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation. Having declared achieving the end of human trafficking a national priority, the United States seeks to “leverage all of [its] authorities in this...

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Global Human Rights and The China Problem

The Human Rights Watch has released its World Report 2020, which is the organization’s annual review of global human rights practices. The report opens with a keynote essay by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, titled “China’s Global Threat to Human Rights.” Roth claims that “China’s government sees...

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In Focus: Iran

New In Focus now available on Iran. A short collection of reports from the Congressional Research Service and other organizations providing overviews of escalating tensions, implications, and U.S. policies pertaining to Iran. Please Note: An HSDL account may be required to view some resources.


2019 National Preparedness Report Released

FEMA has released its 2019 National Preparedness Report for calendar year 2018, which “summarizes the progress made and challenges that remain in building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats, hazards and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the...

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In Focus: Impeachment Part II

New In Focus now available on Impeachment Part II. The first list can be found here. A second short collection of reports from the Congressional Research Service and other organizations providing overviews and history of the impeachment process in the US government. Please Note: An HSDL account may be required to view...

FBI Releases 2018 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has released the annual Hate Crime Statistics report for 2018. Highlighting a slight decline in hate crime incidents, the report identifies 7,120 crimes in 2018, as opposed to 7,175 reported crimes last year. The majority of crimes are single-bias (7,036), involving 8,646 victims. The largest...

Santa Tracker

NORAD: Tracking Santa Since 1955

Where is Santa Claus? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada joint organization which defends the homeland by monitoring and controlling the aerospace. This month, NORAD is temporarily switching its top priority mission…to find Santa’s whereabouts. The tradition, that began in 1955, continues to...