Category Archives: United States

How Richmond is addressing the debate over Confederate monuments 1 year after Charlottesville

By Meghan Keneally of ABC News On Richmond’s distinguished Monument Avenue, a statue of Robert E. Lee and his horse stand triumphant, just one of the many Civil War monuments erected in what was once the capital of the Confederacy. … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Discrimination, Racism, United States

A Census Question That Could Change How Power Is Divided in America

By Emily Badger of the New York Times ‘Is this person a citizen?’ The answer could mean less representation for populous states and big cities. A citizenship question on the 2020 census has already drawn challenges from states that fear … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Demographics, Immigrants, New York Times, United States

Americans are far more religious than adults in other wealthy nations

By Dalia Fahmy of Pew Research In 1966, Time magazine famously examined whether the United States was on a path to secularization when it published its now-iconic “Is God Dead?” cover. However, the question proved premature: The U.S. remains a … Continue reading

Posted in Pew Research, polls, Religion, United States

This Is So Much Bigger Than Paul Manafort

By Franklin Foer in The Atlantic With Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on trial, America is reckoning with its very serious kleptocracy problem. On the eve of the Paul Manafort trial, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin casually announced that Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, kleptocracy, Paul Manafort, Russia, Ukraine, United States

“This time is different” – Are those the four most dangerous words in economics?

The Flattening Yield Curve By Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Today, policymakers are paying increased attention to the so-called flattening yield curve — the difference in yields between long-term and short-term Treasury bonds. For the past 50 … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Federal budget, Finance, Money, National debt, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States