Category Archives: Politics

5 ways the Fed’s interest rate decisions affect you

Sarah Foster of Bankrate – You don’t want to hit the snooze button when the Federal Reserve decides to raise or lower rates. The central bank of the U.S. – also known as the Fed – is charged by Congress … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Controversial, Credit, Dow Jones, Economics, Investing, Loans, Money, National debt, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, wealth

An early look at the 2020 electorate

This article, published in January, is proving to be very helpful to members of the media and political professionals Anthony Cilluffo and Richard Fry of Pew Research – While demographic changes unfold slowly, it’s already clear that the 2020 electorate … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Big Data, Demographics, Pew Research, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Let’s Predict Whether You’re a Democrat or a Republican

Sahil Chinoy of the New York Times – Tell us a few details about yourself and we’ll guess which political party you belong to. It shouldn’t be that simple, right? We’re all complex people with a multiplicity of identities and … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, New York Times, Political parties, Politics, Republicans

Why Good Politics And Good Climate Science Don’t Mix

Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – Imagine two people walking through a field. One of them tiptoes gingerly, zigging and zagging from one side to another. The other strides confidently straight ahead. Who looks more like they know what they’re doing? … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, FiveThirtyEight, Politics

The politics behind your college and how you pay for it

Sara Swann in OpenSecrets.org from the Center for Responsive Politics – With the end of summer fast approaching comes another year of rising college tuition costs and looming student loans. The student loan industry is a major player in money in … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Loans, Politics