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Financial Stability Plan: Fact Sheet

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines

Details of the financial rescue plan that might cost $1.5 trillion in public and private funds as presented by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on February 10, 2009

Wild Deer

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Great Britain,Science/Technology

Examines the current status of wild deer in the United Kingdom, their ecological, economic, and social impacts, and legislation on their management. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

The Private Sector in Security Sector Reform: But Not Yet Optimized

Categories: Afghanistan,Govt Finance,Iraq

Features a panel discussion of experts on the growth of the private sector in constructing military bases, training local security forces, and providing private security forces for such work in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Over $1 billion worth of new contracts have been announced but can government officials effectively monitor this level of spending? From the United States Institute of Peace.

Trends in Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers: 2002 to 2007

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

Reports that the use of prescription pain relievers without a prescription is the second most common form of illicit drug use in the U.S. after marijuana. Trends show declining use by teens but rising use by young adults. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

After-School Programs in Public Elementary Schools

Categories: Education,Statistics

Provides a national profile of various types of formal after-school programs located at public elementary schools in 2008. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

States in Brief Report

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Offers brief overviews of substance abuse and mental health issues within each of the 50 states, including prevalence of substance abuse, treatment resources, mental health indicators, and government grant funding. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Making Connections: Intermodal Links Between Scheduled Passenger Ferries and Other Public Transporta

Categories: Statistics,Transportation

Reports that just over 40% of U.S. passenger ferry terminals offer connections to other scheduled public transportation modes, compared to 53% for intercity rail terminals and 24% for airports. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Japan’s Decision for War in 1941: Some Enduring Lessons

Categories: Defense/Military,History,Japan

Though Japanese aggression in East Asia was the root cause of the Pacific War, the author argues that the road to war in 1941 was built on American as well as Japanese miscalculations, and that both sides suffered from cultural ignorance and racial arrogance. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

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