The Polarized Partisan Geography of Inequality

by MICHAEL ZUCKERMAN from The Atlantic Few issues these days set Democrats apart from Republicans more than income inequality, and the Democratic leadership has made it a signature issue. Can we trace back some of the divergence to the surprising fact that Democrats—especially senior Democrats—represent the districts with the most inequality? A few days ago, the Associated…

More hate crimes motivated by victims’ ethnicity

BY BRUCE DRAKE from Fact Tank Motivations behind hate crimes have shifted significantly in recent years, with the biggest jump in hate crimes that, according to the victims, were based on ethnicity bias. Ethnicity, defined as a victim’s “ancestral, cultural, social or national affiliation,” was cited as a reason in 51% of cases reported in 2012, up from…