FactCheck.org has released its list of the Whoppers of '22, its annual review of the year's worst political and viral deceptions. Political appeals to fear were as popular as ever -- and Covid-19 misinformation continued to be a huge problem online.
13 Recommendations to Close the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility
On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the U.S. prison in Cuba, Penn's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law issued recommendations on how to close Guantánamo.
National Security and the Arctic: Report Urges Overall Strategy for Climate Crisis
A new report from APPC and Penn's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law addresses national security and the Arctic and the emerging climate crisis.
Former DHS Secretaries Urge Senate to Reform Homeland Security Oversight
With the U.S. challenged by such threats as cyberwarfare and election hacking, former heads of Homeland Security pressed Congress to streamline DHS oversight. An APPC-linked task force had recommended the reform.
Senate Bill Seeks to Streamline Homeland Security Oversight
The first-ever reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security is likely to include steps to streamline congressional oversight of the department, a move recommended by the Sunnylands-Aspen task force.
House Takes Key Step Advised by Task Force on Homeland Security
The House of Representatives passed the first-ever reauthorization bill for the Department of Homeland Security, a key recommendation of the Sunnylands-Aspen Institute Task Force on congressional oversight of DHS.
Former DHS Secretaries Renew Call to Streamline Oversight of Homeland Security
The three former Homeland Security secretaries called for Congress to streamline oversight of the Department of Homeland Security as "a matter of critical importance to national security on which there is broad bipartisan agreement."
Former Homeland Security Secretaries Urge Oversight Reform
On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the three former U.S. Secretaries of Homeland Security recommended that Congress streamline its oversight of the Department of Homeland Security as “a matter of critical importance to national security on which there is broad bipartisan agreement.”
9/11 Commission members warn of emerging threats in new report
The struggle against terrorism "has entered a new and dangerous phase," members of the 9/11 Commission said on the 10-year anniversary of their report. The group's new report, developed with APPC and the Bipartisan Policy Center, identified emerging threats and continuing vulnerabilities.
Homeland Security Oversight Problem Spotlighted in New York Times Ad
Ten years ago, the 9/11 Commission urged Congress to overhaul its supervision of the Department of Homeland Security in the name of national security. At the time, Homeland Security answered to 88 Congressional committees and subcommittees. The issue was spotlighted in an ad in the New York Times.