Nov 6, 2013

Many states already bar workplace discrimination against gays

Workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity is banned in 22 states (including the District of Columbia).

Nov 5, 2013

Only 1 in 7 House districts were competitive in 2012

In last year’s elections, winners won by at least 10 points in all but 62 of the 435 House districts.

Nov 1, 2013

Chart of the Week: A U.S. Human Development Index

A mapping tool from Measure of America lets users easily access a trove of health, education and economic data about each state.

Oct 31, 2013

For Twitter’s IPO, will hope count for more than cash?

Twitter’s large and continuing losses distinguish it from other recent high-profile technology IPOs.

Oct 25, 2013

Chart of the Week: An all-encompassing view of the recovery

The state of the U.S. recovery, in one chart.

Oct 23, 2013

Digital dating: Online’s share of the romance market

More people look for dates online than for home furnishings, health and personal-care items and several other types of consumer goods.

Oct 22, 2013

As China coughs and chokes, public concern about air pollution rises

Nearly half of Chinese say air pollution is a “very big” problem in their country.

Oct 18, 2013

Chart of the Week: The geography of the House’s conservative core

More than half of House Republicans who wanted to use the appropriations process to de-fund the Affordable Care Act are from the South.

Oct 16, 2013

5 facts about Social Security

As Washington wrangles over the budget deadlock, a look at how Social Security works.

Oct 14, 2013

Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live

Fewer than half of states give their employees Columbus Day as a paid holiday.