Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

pewresearch:

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life has compiled all of our recent research on gay marriage and public opinion into an easy-to-navigate package. See more on the following topics:

Posted at 1:01pm and tagged with: Policy, Politics, Human Rights, Equal Rights, States Rights, United States, Pew Research, Forum on Religion and Public Life, Marriage Laws, DOMA,.

pewresearch:

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life has compiled all of our recent research on gay marriage and public opinion into an easy-to-navigate package. See more on the following topics:
Overview of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.
Slideshow on Changing Attitudes of Gay Marriage
Same-sex Marriage in the Courts
Religious Groups’ Official Positions on Gay Marriage

infoneer-pulse:

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today proposed a new standard that would capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash. The proposed rule would require automakers to install event data recorders (EDRs) — devices that collect specific safety-related data — in all light passenger vehicles beginning September 1, 2014.

“By understanding how drivers respond in a crash and whether key safety systems operate properly, NHTSA and automakers can make our vehicles and our roadways even safer,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “This proposal will give us the critical insight and information we need to save more lives.”

» via National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Posted at 6:15pm and tagged with: United States, Department of Transportation, DOT, Technology, Engineering, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHSTA,.

 Read more from Pew Global Attitudes Project’s latest release on the “values gap” between Americans and Europeans. Our research finds this transatlantic gap persists, even while the anti-Americanism of the Bush years has receded. (via pewresearch)

Posted at 1:01pm and tagged with: United States, Europe, Global Attitudes, Pew Research,.

Most Americans believe individuals largely control their own fate – just 36% agree with the statement “Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control.” However, half or more in Germany, France, and Spain agree with this statement.

Falling Off Fiscal Cliff: Good for the Environment? Tumbling from the fiscal cliff would likely be a disaster for the United States. Some economists fear it could send the country back into recession with repercussions shaking the global economy. But the effects of a renewed recession could have some positive (and negative) effects on the environment.

Posted at 6:15pm and tagged with: Economy, Finance, United States, Environment,.


Falling Off Fiscal Cliff: Good for the Environment? Tumbling from the fiscal cliff would likely be a disaster for the United States. Some economists fear it could send the country back into recession with repercussions shaking the global economy. But the effects of a renewed recession could have some positive (and negative) effects on the environment.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor Attacked

On this day in 1941, a surprise aerial strike was conducted by the Imperial Japanese navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japan’s goal for the attack was to use it as a preventive measure to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with its planned military actions across the world.

The surprise attack not only struck a serious blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet, but also served as the critical factor for the United States joining World War II.

George Macartney Hunter was a naval officer assigned to the USS West Virginia stationed at Pearl Harbor. Read his journal notes from that day.

Photo: A small boat rescues a seaman from the 31,800 ton USS West Virginia burning in the foreground (Library of Congress).

Posted at 4:01pm and tagged with: History, George Macartney Hunter, Hawaii, Japan, Pearl Harbor, United States, World War II, fleet, naval base, navy, war, US history,.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor Attacked
On this day in 1941, a surprise aerial strike was conducted by the Imperial Japanese navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japan’s goal for the attack was to use it as a preventive measure to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with its planned military actions across the world.
The surprise attack not only struck a serious blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet, but also served as the critical factor for the United States joining World War II.
George Macartney Hunter was a naval officer assigned to the USS West Virginia stationed at Pearl Harbor. Read his journal notes from that day.
Photo: A small boat rescues a seaman from the 31,800 ton USS West Virginia burning in the foreground (Library of Congress).

pewresearch:

As Mexico’s president-elect Peña Nieto visits the U.S. to meet with President Obama, see data from the Pew Global Attitudes Project’s June report: Mexicans Back Military Campaign Against Cartels

Posted at 4:30pm and tagged with: Illegal Drugs, Policy, United States, Mexico, United Mexican States, Estados Unidos Mexicanos, Data, Data Visualization,.

In a five-part series for Time Magazine’s Battleland blog, Peter W. Singer attempts to dive deeper into the issue of sequestration and what it might really mean for U.S. military spending and power projection across the globe. A version of this article was presented at a private event at Brookings organized by the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies and the 21st Century Defense Initiative.

Posted at 11:13am and tagged with: Sequestration, Politics, Diplomacy, United States, Military, South Korea, Republic of Korea, 대한민국, Daehan Minguk,.

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The number of middle-class jobs, in millions, that do not require a college degree. That’s 21% of all American jobs.

Posted at 4:30pm and tagged with: Education, College, Employment, United States,.


29The number of middle-class jobs, in millions, that do not require a college degree. That’s 21% of all American jobs.

discoverynews:

“It’s also important to note that income tax is just one of several federal taxes.

The payroll tax, which funds Medicare and Social Security, is another big source of revenue for the government. And most households that don’t pay income tax do pay payroll tax.”

NPR



sunfoundation:

The 47 Percent, In One Graphic

Mitt Romney’s comments regarding the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax is getting lots of attention today. Our colleague Mark Memmott explains the context.

Here’s a closer look at the numbers.

Posted at 6:34pm and tagged with: Politics, Income Tax, United States, Government,.

discoverynews:

“It’s also important to note that income tax is just one of several federal taxes.
The payroll tax, which funds Medicare and Social Security, is another big source of revenue for the government. And most households that don’t pay income tax do pay payroll tax.”
— NPR

sunfoundation:

The 47 Percent, In One Graphic

Mitt Romney’s comments regarding the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax is getting lots of attention today. Our colleague Mark Memmott explains the context.
Here’s a closer look at the numbers.

29The odds, as a percentage, than an American will go to college if his parents haven’t. That’s one of the lowest rates in the developed world.

Posted at 10:06am and tagged with: Education, United States, College,.

29 — The odds, as a percentage, than an American will go to college if his parents haven’t. That’s one of the lowest rates in the developed world.