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Earl Gregg Swem Library

China’s Subtle Strategy in the South China Sea

Categories: China,Treaties

Describes the tactics of China in pressing territorial claims in the South China Sea region, the reluctance of the U.S. to intervene, and the limitations of treaty arrangements.  From the U.S. Institute of Peace


Census Bureau Reports New Highs for State and Local Government Revenue in 2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Press release with links  to statistical files.  Reports that state and local government revenue increased by 8% from 2010.  Covers both revenues and expenditures.  From the Census Bureau


Menthol in Cigarettes: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

Document which seeks comment from the public on the agency intention of creating regulations relating to the use of menthol in cigarettes.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Preliminary Scientific Evaluation of the Possible Public Health Effects of Menthol versus Nonmenthol Cigarettes

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

A scientific assessment of public health issues related to the use of menthol in cigarettes.  Reports on the outcome of an agency investigation  into whether the presence of menthol in cigarettes as a flavor enhancer leads to increased initiation of smoking by youth and other health related factors.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Serves as a bibliography of authoritative sources on cybersecurity issues including legislation, presidential executive orders and directives, statistics, and reports by topics.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Economic Benefits of Fixing our Broken Immigration System

Categories: Business/Economics,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment

Argues the case for immigration reform as an economic benefit through expanding GDP, promoting job creation and growth, increasing the productivity of workers, and balancing out an aging population with younger immigrants.  From the Executive Office of the President


The United States and R2P: From Words to Action

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Conflict Resolution

Examines what the responsibility to protect civilians means in international terms, how the concept has worked in relevant cases, and what policy officials must do to respond to threats of genocide and other mass atrocities.  From the U.S. Institute of Peace


Private Health Insurance: The Range of Base Premiums in the Individual Market by State in January 2013

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides information about the range of premiums in each state for the individual market prior to the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in January 2014.  Also covers premium ranges for urban and rural zip codes within 4 selected states: Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  From the Government Accountability Office


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