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National Flood Insurance Program is Financially Unsound

What's the most frequent hazard associated with natural disasters in the United States? Flooding...

FEMA Playing a Greater Role in State Disasters than Intended

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considered by many to be the nation's "first responder" in the event of a disaster...

Global Terrorism Index: 2013 Saw Huge Jump in Terrorism

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its annual Global Terrorism Index, analyzing terror trends and ranking countries in terms of their safety from terrorism...

D.C. Code Restricts Affordable Housing Availability

In Washington, D.C., a group of architects have developed a community of miniature homes, but housing regulations threaten to keep the houses off the market...

Allen B. West Named CEO of National Center for Policy Analysis

The Board of Directors of the National Center for Policy Analysis has named Allen B. West the new CEO of the NCPA...

Can a Passport Interfere with Foreign Policy? The Case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry

In 2002, Congress passed a law that required the Secretary of State to allow an American citizen born in Jerusalem to list "Israel" as his place of birth on his passport...

Ballot Initiatives across the Country: Soda Taxes, GMOs and Corporate Speech Rights

San Francisco is mulling a new tax on sugary drinks of 2 cents per ounce, meaning that a canned soft drink will face a 24-cent tax if the measure passes...

Could Non-Citizens Change the Election?

According to a new study from researchers at Old Dominion University, 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election...

Democracies Less Likely to Go to War

In 1795, philosopher Immanuel Kant first suggested that those in democratic republics were less likely to support wars...

Copyright Protection for Course Syllabi?

How far can the copyright go? Controversy over the concept has been brewing at the University of Missouri...


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