Archive for the 'Interesting…' Category

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Do you want to know more about the Adirondack area?  The “I Love N Y” tourism site has some good overview information about the Adirondacks.   You can also check the outings being run by the local Potsdam-Canton chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club.  Most activities are open to the public.  See their list of “Coming Events.”

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The question of whether to adopt an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget is getting much attention of late.  The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just released a study of this issue, with extensive historical background.  CRS reports are non-partisan analyses of topics of interest to Congress.  See this full report as a PDF document.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Irene have caused trails to be closed in the mountains through Labor Day weekend.  Take note of this DEC advisory.

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The National Archives has posted online access to all 7000+ pages of the Pentagon Papers.  See the press release for more on this historic event.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

A new Pew report is out on the rising use of internet phone calling. Beginning in 2007, the use has risen quite rapidly.  Check out this recent report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Rethinking music: a briefing book” – is from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.  “This introductory piece briefly describes the broad range of ways the music industry is reacting to and rethinking music and copyright law and policy. The accompanying papers included in this briefing book reflect the views of and provide additional context from a diverse range of stakeholders on some of today’s most pressing legal and policy issues.”

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The U.S. Bureau of the Census has just released new data on Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010.  Among other facts, we are now seeing more working women than men holding BAs degrees.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

A “Report with minority views” from the U.S. House of Representatives on the proposed Fair Elections Now Act.  What do you think about this proposal to reform campaign financing in the U.S.?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

A report entitled Women in America: indicators of social and economic well-being has just been released by a consortium of federal agencies.  It gathers data on the status of women, and reviews trends.  The report is downloadable as a .pdf – and is accompanied by a website with links to other data sources on women.

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Now available for browsing and searching – the Budget of the U.S. Government.  This is among the many federal government documents available in the new FDsys – the federal digital system.

Also new and interesting is the latest Congressional Budget Office’s “Budget and Economic Outlook: fiscal years 2011 through 2021.”