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  • July 2, 2018

    The volatility of the Supreme Court, explained in a cartoon

    The "median" justice tells us a lot about the Supreme Court, including how much it needs to be fixed.

  • May 8, 2018

    Your state’s teachers are underpaid. Find out by how much.

    It’s not just West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona: Teacher salaries have been stagnant or falling for years.

  • May 3, 2018

    A better way to manage your passwords, explained with a cartoon

    Have you ignored advice on using password managers? This cartoon is for you.

  • May 2, 2018

    The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, explained with a simple diagram

    A visual of how it all fits together. They’re now shutting down.

  • April 4, 2018

    Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

    How racism created two, divergent American neighborhoods

  • March 16, 2018

    Teacher pay is falling. Their health insurance costs are rising.

    The West Virginia teacher strike highlighted a nationwide problem.

  • March 8, 2018

    This game shows how college admissions discriminates against the poor

    It’s not a meritocracy.

  • March 5, 2018

    The data proves that school segregation is getting worse

    This is ultimately a disagreement over how we talk about school segregation.

  • February 9, 2018

    We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts. It’s far weirder than state-run media.

    How the Fox morning show evolved into Donald Trump’s posse.

  • January 24, 2018

    The 700,000 people who would be hurt if Congress doesn’t act on DACA, visualized

    How we got here, what the program did for recipients, and what’s on the line.

  • January 5, 2018

    Show this cartoon to anyone who doubts we need huge action on climate change

  • November 27, 2017

    This cartoon explains how the Republican tax bill makes Donald Trump richer

    The GOP bill cuts taxes on "pass-through" businesses … like the Trump Organization.

  • November 6, 2017

    The Republican tax bill, explained with a bowl of cartoon cereal 

    Republicans are using vague words to sell their tax bill. This cartoon explains what it really does.

  • October 20, 2017

    Who Trump actually hurts by stopping payments to insurance companies, explained with a cartoon

    The payments are to lower costs for low-income people, but they increase costs for everyone else.

  • October 9, 2017

    How the Supreme Court could limit gerrymandering, explained with a simple diagram

  • September 20, 2017

    Graham-Cassidy, the GOP’s last health care proposal, explained with a cartoon

    There’s some faulty logic here.

  • September 11, 2017

    Americans' sustained fear from 9/11 has turned into something more dangerous

    Anti-Muslim policies are built on a fear that is incongruent with the threat.

  • August 3, 2017

    Watch how immigration in America has changed in the last 200 years

    We've always tried to figure out who should, and shouldn't, be in this country — and it hasn't been pretty.

  • July 27, 2017

    School segregation didn’t go away. It just evolved.

    How parents are gerrymandering school borders and fencing out poor kids.

  • July 14, 2017

    This cartoon explains why the revised GOP health care bill is an attack on sick people

    The new Senate Republican health care bill fundamentally changes the way insurers can treat sick people.

  • July 10, 2017

    Every tax cut in the Senate GOP health care bill, cartoonsplained

    And who they benefit.

  • July 3, 2017

    7 types of people who are out of work, categorized with data

    A concise way to think about who needs work in your city.

  • June 26, 2017

    How repealing Obamacare could splinter neighborhoods

    "Inequality brings out the worst in us."

  • May 23, 2017

    Why tax cuts don’t “pay for themselves,” cartoonsplained

    Trump's tax plan is based in this philosophy.

  • April 17, 2017

    I trolled my IRS scammers for weeks. I learned something really dark.

    This is how the IRS phone scam gets you to pay your "taxes" with iTunes gift cards.

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