Demographics

Here's One Reason We Need Immigrants
Without them, the population of U.S. children would be shrinking
July 28, 2014

Without them, the population of children in this country would be shrinking

Marriage Isn't the Answer to Poverty
The emphasis on single mothers overshadows other important factors
July 16, 2014

There are plenty of other factors that are more important than the number of single mothers.

China's One-Child Policy May Be Making the Country More Violent
A 1 percent increase in the ratio between the sexes leads to a 5 percent increase in the crime rate
June 27, 2014

A 1 percent increase in the ratio between the sexes leads to a 5 percent increase in the crime rate.

Some Republicans About to Feel Uncomfortable on Immigration—and That's the Point
March 26, 2014

Regardless of strategy, immigration reform has demographics on its side.

Americans Have Stopped Thinking of Themselves as Middle Class
January 30, 2014

A rhetorical shift that means a lot about politics

Too Many People: The Case for Population Control
October 02, 2013

How many people do we need? How many do we want?

Two GOP Operatives Reveal How to Turn Texas Blue
August 21, 2013

It’s the most common daydream of whichever consultant is masterminding Hillary Clinton’s campaign-in-waiting; for Republicans like Ted Cruz, there could be no greater catastrophe (leaving aside, naturally, the United Nations’ in

Why the Numbers Say Texas Stays Red
August 12, 2013

Texas Democrats are giddy over the possibility that demographic changes might turn the Lone Star State “blue,” but the numbers suggest Texas will lean “red” for a long time.

These Eight Charts Explain Why 'Blue Texas' Won't Happen
August 11, 2013

The numbers don’t support the hype.

The Decline of Detroit in Five Maps
July 18, 2013

Detroit was once the nation’s fourth most-populous city. Today, it became the largest American city to file for bankruptcy.

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