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July-December 2010 International Religious Freedom Report

Categories: China,Civil/Human Rights,Iran,Korea,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Sudan

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2010_5/index.htm

Covers a six month reporting period so the focus can shift in the future to the calendar year from the previous July 1st – June 30th reporting period.  Documents major developments in religious freedom in 198 countries and territories during the second half of 2010.  From the State Department

 

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2010

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-239.pdf

Reports that real median household  income declined and the poverty rate increased between 2009 and 2010.  The number of people without health insurance increased slightly,  but the uninsured rate was not statistically different than in 2009.  From the Census Bureau

 

U.S. Renewable Electricity Generation: Resources and Challenges

Categories: Energy,Environment,Natural Resources

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41954.pdf

Provides a summary of U.S. electricity generation potential from various renewable sources and discusses challenges, issues, and barriers that might limit renewable electricity generation deployment.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

India: Domestic Issues, Strategic Dynamics, and U.S. Relations

Categories: Foreign Affairs,India,Pakistan

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33529.pdf

Explores elements of the strategic partnership between the U.S. and India since 2004.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Social Media and Disasters: Current Uses, Future Options, and Policy Considerations

Categories: Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41987.pdf

Summarizes how social media have been used in emergency situations.  Also examines the potential benefits and dangers of using social media in emergencies and disasters.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb11-157.html

Press release on the latest poverty, income, and health insurance data.  Reports that median household income in the U.S. in 2010 was $49,445, a 2.3% decline from the 2009 median, and the poverty rate rose from 14.3% in 2009 to 15.1% in 2010.  The percentage of those without health insurance coverage (16.3%) was not statistically different from the previous year.  From the Census Bureau.

 

The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Uncategorized

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4253.pdf

Analyzes the economic effects of removing significant U.S. import restraints, such as high tariff rates, restrictive tariff quotas, and other restrictive import policies, on the U.S. economy.  Estimates that removal of all significant restraints would increase annual domestic welfare by $2.6 billion by 2015.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire: The Mexican Military 2006-11

Categories: Defense/Military,Mexico

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1081

Describes the structure, culture, motivators and challenges that the Mexican military faces in the 21st Century.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

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