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Demographic Science and Gay Civil Rights

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Allowing the Census Bureau to apply its scientific powers to the question of changing families is a breath of fresh air from which demographers, and the public, will ultimately benefit.

The Most Important Race of 2010

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Regarding the issue of long-term sustainability for Democratic majorities on the hill, the race that matters most in November isn't one for Congress at all. It's the Texas gubernatorial race.

Uninsured Are Represented By Some Of Health Care Reform's Biggest Supporters -- And Critics, New Census Data Shows

National Journal Online | Thursday, October 22, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many of the House members in both parties who are most opposed to the health care reform legislation moving toward a historic vote represent districts...

Jason Linkins

Biggest Victim Of Michele Bachmann's Anti-Census Stance Could Be Michele Bachmann | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seems like only six months ago that Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was feverishly encouraging people to refuse to fill out their census for...

New York Gets Population Boost From Immigrants

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A steady flow of new immigrants is providing a late-decade population boost to major metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Miami, New...

Queens Frets Over Census Participation

Benedict Moran | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Benedict Moran

Activists are afraid that low participation will further cut services in the borough. Queens is especially tricky due to its high number of undocumented workers scared of deportation.

Immigration Reform Activists' Plan To Boycott Census Takes Center Stage In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As a proposed national Latino census boycott receives increased media attention, many Latino and immigrant organizations in Colorado say they're thank...

Glenn Beck: 'African-American Is A Bogus, PC, Made-Up Term... Not A Race'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The topic of race identification on the upcoming census was brought up on Glenn Beck's radio program this morning, and controversial statements ensued...

Colorado Census Information Reveals Stat's Quirks

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Forget Trivial Pursuit. The U.S. Census Bureau has its own almanac of little-known facts and figures about the nation that it has been publishing s...

Latinos Poised to Shake Up 2010 Census, Politicians Beware

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

The 2010 Census will have a profound effect on the U.S. political landscape. An astonishing number of states will owe new Congressional seats, in large part, to their new Latino constituents.

Official: Census Takers In Kentucky Want Teams After Bill Sparkman's Death

AP | JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BIG CREEK, Ky. — The manager of a part-time census taker who died under mysterious circumstances in southeastern Kentucky says other workers are...

Making Every Angeleno Count

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Every 10 years, our Constitution requires the federal government to make an accurate count of all of its residents. The data retrieved from the census...

Immigrants Prop Up Cities Hit By Population Loss

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The recession has brought a nation built on moving from place to place to a standstill not seen since World War II, but immigration continues in major...

A Hypocrite Bashes Immigrants

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

David Vitter just introduced a bill that would ban millions of immigrants from being counted in the census. This bill is undemocratic, unconstitutional, and un-American.

New York, New Jersey Have Top Ten Counties With Highest Median Taxes | PETER APPLEBOME | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Westchester County, No. 1. Nassau, No. 2. Hunterdon and Bergen in New Jersey, Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. And so it goes. Of the 10 counties in the...

Obama's Second-Year Potential

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are quite a few positive things scheduled for 2010. This doesn't automatically mean the president is guaranteed to have a great year, but it certainly sets the scene.

Groves: What's In Store for Census 2010

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

On a morning full of big political news -- the apparent death of the health reform bill, a Supreme Court decision ending restrictions on corporate cam...

Colorado Poverty Rates Up According To Latest Census Data

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The AP reports that new census data indicates the poverty rate--defined by the "a family of four earning less than $22,050 a year... or an individual...

Spanish Speakers Targeted in Census Plan

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — When Teresa Ocampo opens her census questionnaire, she won't have to worry about navigating another document in English. T...

Income Inequality Widens, Poor Take Big Hit During Recession

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The recession has hit middle-income and poor families hardest, widening the economic gap between the richest and poorest Americans ...

Acorn Loses Bank Of America As Corporate Partner

Wall Street Journal | JAMES R. HAGERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Already facing the loss of federal government funding, the community-organizing group Acorn also has run afoul of one of its big corporate partners, B...

Sparkman: Casualty of Methland, USA? Or Victim of Anti-Government Bile?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.

Waking Up To the Coming Battle Over the Census

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Last night's reports of the murder of a US Census worker will bring national attention to the emerging politics of the Census count, something that we've long been worried about at NDN.

Census Bureau Uses Spanish-Language Soap Opera to Reach Hispanics | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ms. Beltrán, a character in the popular Spanish-language soap opera "Más Sabe el Diablo," "The Devil Knows Best," represents only one element of the...

Census: Gay Marriages Number 150,000

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nearly 150,000 same-sex couples reported being in marriage relationships last year, many more than the number of actual weddings an...