Tagged: policy

Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic

The Trust for America’s Health (TAH) has recently released a report entitled “Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic.” The report provides statistical data on the “striking increase in the misuse and abuse” of prescription drugs across the United States.   “According to the report, prescription drug abuse has...

Comparing the Senate Immigration Bill with Individual Bills in the House – Two Sides of the Same Coin

The Senate and House have released a series of bills related to border security. Although they address many of the same issues, the Senate Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744) is a comprehensive act covering a range of immigration issues, including border security, infrastructure...

DOJ Report on Review of News Media Policies

The Department of Justice has issued a new report on revised media guidelines. In May of this year, “at the President’s direction, the Attorney General initiated a comprehensive evaluation of the Department of Justice’s policies and practices governing the use of law enforcement tools, including subpoenas, court orders, and search...

Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

The Executive Office of the President has released a report examining the Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System. The report details “the range of benefits to the U.S. economy that would be realized from passage of commonsense immigration reform, and the high costs of inaction.” “Last month, the...

Weather, Salience of Climate Change and Congressional Voting

Authors from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program have released a report on Weather, Salience of Climate Change and Congressional Voting. The report investigates how climate change affects individuals by looking at variations in Internet search patterns in conjunction with unusual local weather. The report finds that “searches for ‘climate change’...

President’s Climate Action Plan

The Executive Office of the President has released the President’s Climate Action Plan, in which President Obama states that “we have a moral obligation to future generations to leave them a planet that is not polluted and damaged.” The world has been experiencing the devastating consequences of inaction on climate...

Blood for Oil: Energy and Climate Security are “Two Sides of the Same Coin”

The United States and Europe have both experienced the devastating effects of climate change. Severe storms and unpredictable weather patterns have caused massive damage to coastal cities, including Super-storm Hurricane Sandy. Other threats to our national security include economic consequences. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has released a report,...

Most Pressing Research Priorities for Reducing the Threat of Gun Violence in the United States

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council have released a prepublication report that identifies research priorities for the most pressing gun violence problems in the United States. The report, “Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” “proposes priorities for a research agenda to improve understanding...

2013 National Drug Control Strategy

2013 National Drug Control Strategy In a Press Release on April 24, 2013, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the release of the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy. The White House has also established a website entitled, “A Drug Policy for the 21st Century”. From the...

New Survey Released of Law Enforcement Officers’ Opinions on Gun Control

Gun Policy & Law Enforcement: Survey Results Yesterday, April 10th, a new survey on gun policy was released by PoliceOne.com. The survey was conducted in March 2013 and included more than 15,000 verified law enforcement professionals. The survey was “aimed to bring together the thoughts and opinions of the only...