Chart of the Week: How Detroit went bust
Charts from the Detroit Free Press depict decades of mismanagement, missed opportunities and poor fiscal choices.
Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges
Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
How’s the economy doing? Depends on whether you’re a Democrat or Republican
Americans perceptions of the economy differ significantly by partisanship, regardless of what the actual economic data show.
After recession, more children living with Grandma or Grandpa
In 2011, about 3 million U.S. children were living with and being primarily cared for by a grandparent.
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.