Young Mothers Lose Two Years’ Worth of Salary

By Nathan Collins from Pacific Standard Women earn less than 80 percent of what men take home, and the pay gap persists even after taking account of the type of work men and women perform. Now, researchers have found that young mothers face yet another pay gap: Having children before the age of 25 costs…

Global Terrorism Declined Last Year — But Not In The We

By Andrew Flowers from FiveThirtyEight The number of worldwide terrorist attacks declined in 2015 from the previous year, as did the number of related fatalities, according to new data from the Global Terrorism Database. That may come as a surprise, at a time when mass terror attacks like the one on Tuesday at the airport…

The U.N.’s Rundown Of Some Of The World’s Biggest Problems

by Malaka Gharib from NPR What are the biggest social and economic problems the world faces today? And how close are we to ending them? Those are the questions that the U.N. Economic and Social Council aims to answer in its first report on the Sustainable Development Goals, released this past week. The SDGs, as…

Only 20 Percent Of Voters Are ‘Real Americans‘

By Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight “It’s been a rough year for the media experts,” Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” said at the Republican National Convention this week. “It must be humbling to be so wrong about so much for so long.” “But I have a theory about how they missed the Trump train,” he continued.…

Where Background Checks Work

By Ben Casselman from FiveThirtyEight When congressional Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor last month to demand a vote on gun control measures, many of them touted a familiar policy solution: universal background checks. Federal law already requires background checks for anyone purchasing a gun through a licensed dealer. But the law exempts…