Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Recommendations for Restoring Election Integrity

Over the past couple years, disinformation campaigns have increasingly been imposing dangers to American democracy and election integrity. According to the recent report “Exhausting and Dangerous”: The Dire Problem of Election Misinformation and Disinformation by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, 64% of Americans believe democracy is at risk...

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Learning From the Past to Stop School Shootings

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research published a report called Stopping School Shootings: Lessons from Parkland, Oxford, Uvalde, and the Federal Commission on School Safety. Author Thomas Wheeler, former senior adviser and senior counsel to the U.S. secretary of education and the White House Federal Commission on School...

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2022 Trafficking in Persons Report

The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons has released their annual Trafficking in Persons Report for 2022. This year’s edition provides a special focus on perspectives of survivors, acknowledging their important role in combatting human trafficking, and engaging their advice and efforts. Many survivors have...

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U.S. Strategy to Anticipate, Prevent, and Respond to Atrocities Released

In May 2016, President Obama issued Executive Order 13729: A Comprehensive Approach to Atrocity Prevention and Response, which states, “preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States.” Building on this idea, the U.S. Government has just released its...

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House Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting: Texas House of Representatives Interim Report 2022

The Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting of the Eighty-seventh Legislature released an interim report for consideration. Although investigations still continue, the committee put together this interim report with as many facts as possible regarding the events that transpired on May 24, 2022. The report is meant to honor...

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In Case You Missed It: MMWR

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data and...