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  • December 20, 2019

    Who pays the lowest taxes in the US?

    A recent analysis shows that the poor might pay way more than you think.

  • December 5, 2019

    How online ratings make good schools look bad

    GreatSchools is America’s unofficial school ratings website. We conducted a data analysis of their scores.

  • October 17, 2019

    The man who rigged America’s election maps

    How Tom Hofeller shifted the balance of power by taking gerrymandering to the extreme.

  • August 6, 2019

    All student debt in the US, visualized

    Who exactly would benefit if we canceled all this debt?

  • July 25, 2019

    How segregation keeps poor students of color out of whiter, richer nearby districts

    See how your local school district compares.

  • July 12, 2019

    What the SAT really measures

    Predicting what we might do can’t be untangled from where we’ve been.

  • June 17, 2019

    How the filibuster broke the US Senate

    The way we got here was kind of an accident.

  • May 29, 2019

    Can a sitting president be indicted? We explain with a flowchart.

    Robert Mueller said a sitting president can’t be indicted. This question isn’t as settled as he says.

  • April 17, 2019

    More affluent neighborhoods are creating their own school districts

    The legally sanctioned fencing-out of low-income students of color.

  • April 15, 2019

    100 years of tax brackets, in one chart

    Republicans say we have too many now. But we used to have way, way more.

  • March 19, 2019

    The 3 Trump-Russia ties we know about

    What Robert Mueller’s investigation has revealed thus far.

  • March 5, 2019

    A better way to tax the rich

    Elizabeth Warren’s plan goes after the actual wealth people have.

  • February 18, 2019

    American segregation, mapped at day and night

    The racial makeup of neighborhoods changes during the workday. See how yours changes.

  • February 12, 2019

    Build your own wealth tax: try your hand at taxing the superrich

    Elizabeth Warren made her pitch to tax massive fortunes. Now it’s your turn.

  • November 20, 2018

    Your politics aren't just passed down from your parents. This cartoon explains what actually happens.

    Also, parents: You’re probably wrong about your kid.

  • September 18, 2018

    Race was the biggest factor in 2016 — but economics is still Democrats’ winning message

    A new study argues that Democrats don’t have to choose between voters of color and the white working class.

  • September 12, 2018

    The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students, explained with a cartoon

    We stunt upward mobility and make college a finishing school for the affluent.

  • August 30, 2018

    How Republicans are undermining the 2020 census, explained with a cartoon

    Why it’s so hard to count everyone — especially marginalized populations.

  • August 30, 2018

    Asians are being used to make the case against affirmative action. Again.

    We are cast as victims in a pernicious story about race.

  • August 27, 2018

    We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does.

    Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation?

  • August 3, 2018

    Why so many poor kids who get into college don’t end up enrolling

    When the bread crumbs end, they get lost in the American education system.

  • July 31, 2018

    White America is quietly self-segregating

    Everyone wants diversity. But not everyone wants it on their street.

  • July 25, 2018

    Those who leave home, and those who stay

    How we’re sorted into these groups.

  • July 17, 2018

    Sinclair’s plan to take over local news just hit an unexpected roadblock: Trump’s FCC

    The stars were aligned for Sinclair — and they seem to have botched it.

  • July 11, 2018

    Nearly 2 years into the Trump presidency, Fox News is still obsessed with Hillary Clinton

    With Trump fighting off scandals, Fox News still needs the "Hillary" villain.