Apr 4, 2016, 2:40pm EDT
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.