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).
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.
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.
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.
Chart of the Week: An all-encompassing view of the recovery
The state of the U.S. recovery, in one chart.
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.
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.
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.
5 facts about Social Security
As Washington wrangles over the budget deadlock, a look at how Social Security works.
Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live
Fewer than half of states give their employees Columbus Day as a paid holiday.