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Politics Feb 255 graphs that show how the face of America is changing
Hispanics are one of the largest and fastest-growing voting blocs in the country and stand to be a political powerhouse over the next two generations. A new report shows that the country is getting more diverse, more educated and older.
Politics Feb 24The 3 possibilities in the shutdown showdown over Homeland Security
With four days left until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding (Friday at midnight), the politics remain complicated but the options for Congress are simple: (1) Let DHS funding run out, (2) Fund the agency for the…
Politics Feb 23Congress has no plan to prevent a Homeland Security shutdown this week
As some of us have been predicting, funding for the Department of Homeland Security has come down to the final week. Just five days from DHS running out of funding and shutting down, there is STILL no clear off ramp.
Nation Feb 20Will your job exist in the future, or will a robot have replaced you?
In the long view of history, technological advancement unleashed by the Industrial Revolution has come to be seen as a net positive for economic development and everyone’s well-being, even those workers who initially lost their jobs. There’s reason to wonder,…
Politics Feb 19Who said it? Bush vs. Obama on Islam
Today in the Morning Line: The president defends his words on terror A problem for the White House Can you tell which quotes are from President Obama and which are from former President George W. Bush? Word play: Leading…
Nation Feb 18Today’s racial wealth gap is wider than in the 1960s
Average wealth in America has grown over the past 50 years, but not at the same rate for everyone. Wealth gaps, especially between whites and non-whites, are growing. In 2013, the average white family had seven times the wealth of…
Politics Feb 18Does having a college degree matter in a president?
Today in the Morning Line: Scott Walker doesn’t have a college degree. Should anyone care? Nine presidents — two on Mount Rushmore — didn’t have college degrees But just one president in the last 114 years didn’t have one…
Politics Feb 17Texas judge blocks Obama immigration action
Today in the Morning Line: Federal judge halts Obama’s executive action the day before it’s set to take place Obama administration to appeal decision Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of foreign policy Why Jeb Bush has to talk about…
Nation Feb 12The 3 first date questions that will predict your romantic compatibility
Paul Solman talks to OkCupid co-founder and president Christian Rudder about the three questions that will help you find love.
Politics Feb 12What’s behind Jeb Bush’s orchestrated rollout
For someone who is supposedly not running yet for president, Jeb Bush is running what is pretty close to a full-on presidential campaign.