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Election Maps Oct 30th

I confess I am one of THOSE people who check at least 4 electoral maps everyday. This is despite the fact that Nate Silver cautioned against daily viewing on The Daily Show. His daily column, NYT: FiveThirtyEight, and the Votemasters,, on the polls has fueled my need to check the maps everyday (okay, sometime twice a day). While …Read the Rest

Issue 107: Proposed Cleveland Municipal School Tax Levy

Issue 107 (“tax levy”) requests that a majority of Cleveland voters approve a 15 mill property tax for current operations, with one mill going to partner (e.g. charter) schools. The funds would be used to implement the Cleveland Plan, an attempt to transform the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) and selected charter schools. Mayor Frank Jackson, …Read the Rest

Legislative History “genres”

In my last post I mentioned that the technical/mechanical tools for working with legislative materials (at least at the federal level) have lately become much more accessible and, if not intuitive, at least not so much of an actual barrier to research. This has in fact been the general trend in legal information, and therefore …Read the Rest

Regulations under the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank

Interested in the significant regulatory actions* taken under the PPACA (the Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148) or the Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203)? You can easily find them on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) site. OIRA’s site is at Choose the “Regulatory Review” drop-down menu. From the …Read the Rest

GPO Bookstore’s New Look

The Government Printing Office (GPO) is changing its bookstore’s home page. To see the new site click the link on the home page featuring Uncle Sam telling you to preview the beta site. The new page reminds me of my own regional public library’s digital library home page. It highlights recent releases, the week’s best sellers, and customers …Read the Rest

Book Review: The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict

E. L. Gaston, ed. The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict. New York: IDEBATE Press, 2012. ISBN # 978-1-61770-026-2. The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict certainly is a timely book — given publicized hot spots, such as Syria, Libya, Iran, and Iraq, as well as lesser-known, but equally or more deadly, armed …Read the Rest