Only nine major-party candidates have won a second presidential nomination after losing a previous election, and only four of those won the second time around.
Americans have a good general sense of the relative strength of the job market, even if they're fuzzy on specifics such as the unemployment rate.
Even among Asian Americans, Indian Americans stand out as better educated, higher earning and more Democratic.
The current Congress remains on pace to be one of the least legislatively productive in recent history.
Claire Durand, a sociology professor at the University of Montreal, discusses recent polling on the issue of Scottish independence.
Scotland's independence referendum stands out from most other such votes in two ways: its peaceful nature and doubt as to its outcome.
Perhaps surprisingly, not very many people earn minimum wage, and they make up a smaller share of the workforce than they used to.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, working multiple jobs has become less common over the past two decades.
By now, most U.S. schoolchildren are either back in the classroom or headed there soon. As they make the transition from summer camp and bug spray to math homework and science projects, their weary parents may well wonder if children in the U.S. spend less time in the classroom than kids in other countries. The […]
Although the official unemployment rate was down to 6.2% in July, many economists and other analysts have concluded that that measure doesn't fully capture what's happened to the U.S. economy since the Great Recession officially ended in the summer of 2009.