2012 Congressional Research Service report on budget cuts in 2013 mandated under the Budget Control Act, should no deficit reduction deal be reached.
2012 report from American University and Loyola Marymount University analyzes on women's performance and participation rates in politics.
2012 review of research on tax theory and practice in the United States, including the Bush tax cuts, consumption taxes, and taxes on higher-income households.
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2012 study by the Harvard Kennedy School analyzes citizens' confidence in leadership across 13 different sectors, including the military, medicine, politics and more.
2012 Pew Center on the States report on incarceration rates in the United States, strategies and costs they impose, from 1990 to 2009.
2012 study from Duke and Vanderbilt based on survey data to examine the effects of different recycling regimes on the recycling rates for plastic water bottles.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Bureau on the history and current severity of U.S. national and regional droughts, including policy responses.
2012 study in Political Communication on political public relations effects, journalists' response, and the press coverage that results.
2012 study by the Pew Research Center on shifts in American political values, including politics, business, immigration and religion, from 1987-2012.
2008 study in Economics & Politics on how the theory of the balance of powers plays out at the state level, and how partisan influence can change dynamics.