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Mary and Joseph

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Joseph and Mary remind us that Christmas is a genuine love story--the story of God's unwavering love for us and our love for him; the marvelous love of a wife and a husband and the joyous wonder of a first child.

Michael McAuliff

Congress Demands A Cheaper, Better Census, But Won't Fund It

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has been demanding an overhauled, cheaper census for the last five years, but the spending bill unveiled Tuesday night fails to...

Room at the Inn

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

Will Congress Shortchange the Census?

Arloc Sherman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Under pressure from Congress to cut costs, Census has committed to conduct the 2020 census for the same cost as the 2010 census, despite inflation, population growth, and the growing tendency of busy Americans to ignore surveys.

Washington Sets the Pace on Income Inequality

Andre Shashaty | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Andre Shashaty

Amid all the recent reporting about income inequality in America, one fact has remained remarkably well hidden: Washington, D.C. has a higher level of inequality than any of the 50 states.

We Count, So Count Us: Three Reasons It's Important to Collect Census Data on LGBTQ People

Meghan Maury | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Meghan Maury

I want our government to accurately count us because it gives us power, tells us how to make life better for our community, and gives us hope. We need to know that we're one of many. I will press the Census Bureau to help us prove that, by adding questions to the census and other surveys about sexual orientation and gender identity.

This Columnist Has No Idea What A Hispanic Is

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices

A California State professor is super confused about what a Hispanic is and wants you to be too. Victor Davis Hanson, a classics professor at Cali...

Star Jones: 'The Browning Of America' Is Coming

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices

Star Jones has a pretty simple message for business owners and CEOs everywhere: A diverse work force is the key to success. "Inclusiveness makes bu...

New Data: Millennials Are Better Off with Obamacare

Tom Allison | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Allison

New U.S. Census data released last week shows that the number, and rate of young adults, who lack health insurance has fallen significantly since the Affordable Care Act became law in March 2010.

Jeffrey Young

More Proof That Anti-Obamacare States Desperately Need Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business

In a lot of big urban areas where a large share of residents lack health insurance, help isn't on the way. Seven of the 11 large metro areas where ...

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

2013 Census Data on Poverty, Income Tells a Story About Our Priorities

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. The question is, are we investing in the right places?

Arizona And Delaware's Second-Largest Religion May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion

Christianity is the largest religion in every American state, but a look at the second-largest religion in every state reveals a more diverse picture....

Genealogy: Tips for When You're Stuck in the 19th Century

Robin Raskin | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Every few years I get the urge to dabble in genealogy. And every few years it gets a little easier. In the early 90's it was Family Tree Maker, replete with multiple floppy disks. Ship manifests and census were just becoming available digitally. Not for the faint of heart.

Everybody Counts, Except in Burma's Census

Jack Healey | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

In the formal exclusion of all Rohingya by identity and all conflict zones in Kachin State, the validity of the entire census is called into sharp question.

Are Latinos Really Turning White?

Manuel Pastor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

Writing for The New York Times, Nate Cohn recently reported that more Hispanics are identifying as white. That's interesting (and colorful), to be sure. But as I often tell my data staff, when you discover a surprising fact, you could be on to something -- but you could also just be wrong.

America's Fastest Shrinking Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Vince Calio, Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immig...

People, Investment Continue to Flow to Core Cities Faster Than to Suburbs

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

New data confirm that central cities continue to grow faster than their suburbs. This still relatively new trend reverses a century of just the opposite, when city dwellers fled to suburbs and sprawl ate up the countryside.

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Freak Out Over Wonky Census Change Because ... Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Republicans who have tried for years to hamstring detailed surveys by the U.S. Census Bureau were suddenly alarmed Tuesday over news that changes to o...

Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In many ways, things have improved significantly for women in the workplace over the years. But April 8 is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into 2014 women have had to work to catch up with the wages paid to men in 2013.

Early One Night in Harlem

Cody Lyon | Posted 05.16.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the last Sunday in February at around 8 p.m., Jon Jensen, who teaches English at Kingborough College in Brooklyn, was walking north on Frederick Douglas Boulevard near 135th Street in Harlem.

Michael McAuliff

Issa Committee To Push Bill Its Own Experts Opposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and the Oversight Committee he chairs appear to be disregarding experts they asked to testify two years ago...

Washington Watch: "Bridging the Internet Gap"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The Internet Gap, or the more commonly used phrase The Digital Divide, persists despite almost 75% of American homes now having Internet access. This...

Arizona's GOP Wasn't Happy With How An Independent Commission Drew Districts, So They Sued

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Lawyers for Arizona's Republican-led state legislature argued Friday that a federal court should invalidate the congressional districts created by an ...