5 facts about Hispanics for Hispanic Heritage Month
Facts and figures to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
Chart of the Week: A stroll down financial-crisis memory lane
A short history of the financial crisis that exploded five years ago, in one chart.
Nation’s debt has nearly reached its $16.7 trillion ceiling
The federal debt ceiling is nearly $16.7 trillion.
Americans perceive an uneven recovery — and they’re right
Americans have a pretty good sense of how well different aspects of the economy have — and haven’t — recovered from the Great Recession.
Colorado recall points to greater intensity among gun-rights supporters
Supporters of gun-rights tend to feel more strongly about their position, and more willing to act on it politically, than backers of gun-control legislation.
U.S. spends over $16 billion annually on counter-terrorism
Amount the U.S. intelligence community proposed to spend on counter-terrorism in fiscal 2013.
Can presidential speeches change minds? The evidence suggest not
The presidency may well be a “bully pulpit,” in Theodore Roosevelt’s original sense, a position that commands attention. But as President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation Tuesday in support of taking military action against Syria, there’s little evidence (at least in recent times) that presidential speeches are very effective at moving the needle […]
The falling price of a smartphone
Decline in the average selling price of smartphones over past two years.
In foreign affairs, Americans are less receptive to moral arguments
Americans generally are less willing to support foreign policies on moral or humanitarian grounds than when they are cast as directly benefiting the United States or its allies.
Most members of Congress have little direct military experience
Veterans make up a smaller share of Congress than at any time in the past five decades.