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John Vile is Available to Provide a Non-partisan, Clause-By-Clause Explanation of the U.S. Constitution and the Articles that Govern Impeachment

– Middle Tennessee State University

Domestic U.S. Policy

Stability at the top, growing opposition to Bloomberg, Steyer

The top tier of Democratic presidential candidates remains relatively unchanged in the latest Iowa State University/Civiqs poll, and the second tier candidates show no signs of a breakthrough.

– Iowa State University

Iowa State University/Civiqs poll

Congressional Task Force Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends

Titled “Ring the Alarm: the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America,” the Task Force report includes a research section summarizing the current state of studies about Black youth, suicide and suicidal behaviors.

– New York University


Why Does the Census Matter?

The U.S. census, one of the few in the world to directly count every resident, is used to distribute political power as well as federal funding. In 2020, it faces controversy over immigration, cybersecurity, and rising costs.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, December 16, 2019.

Senate Passes Bill Promoting Physical Activity Among Americans

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed S. 1608, a major health-promotion bill supported by the American College of Sports Medicine. The Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act would require the updating of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Am...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American Society of Anesthesiologists' Response to Article on Surprise Medical Bills

In response to a new Health Affairs article “Out-Of-Network Billing And Negotiated Payments For Hospital-Based Physicians,” the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) released the following statement reaffirming its commitment to protecting ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

International Relations

Researchers find a harder border between the UK and Ireland is seen as a challenge to peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland

Researchers find that the revised Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears not to have wholly reassured people in the Central Border Region of Ireland / Northern Ireland.

– Queen's University Belfast

Embargo expired on 17-Dec-2019 at 19:05 ET

New MSU study corrects ‘fake news’ on social media

A Mississippi State University researcher and a recent graduate are publishing their new study on how the dissemination of correct information on social media platforms can shift public perception amid a wave of “fake news.”

– Mississippi State University

Science Communication, Nov. 26, 2019

Post-9/11 wars may have killed twice as many Americans at home as in battle: Analysis

An analysis by a Vanderbilt economist who specializes in the valuation of fatality risks finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs fr...

– Vanderbilt University

Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 2019; 20190004

Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like a Computer Virus, Say Researchers

The spread of hate speech via social media could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, according to University of Cambridge researchers.

– University of Cambridge

Ethics and Information Technology

Visualizing 2020: Trends to Watch

CFR experts spotlight some of the most important trends they will be tracking in the year ahead.

Expert Available

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Edward Alden, Paul J. Angelo, Michelle Gavin, Bruce Hoffman, Amy M. Jaffe, Adam Segal, and Sheila A. Smith, December 12, 2019.

Yes, Virginia, China Is Exporting Its Model

Last week I took part in a debate at CSIS on the topic of whether China seeks to export its development model. For me, the answer to this question is self-evident: of course it does.

Expert Available

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Elizabeth C. Economy, "Yes, Virginia, China Is Exporting Its Model", Asia Unbound,, December 11, 2019

What are the top cybersecurity threats and trends you should watch out for in 2020?

– Tulane University





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