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In the Line of Fire


With each passing decade, the number of structures destroyed by wildfire each year increases substantially. Properties worth hundreds of billions of dollars sit in high risk areas, while wildfire prevention efforts haven’t been immune to Washington’s budget fights. read more...

The Editors
November 13, 2013
Domestic Policy


Counties with the highest government dependency

benefits map

Federal government benefits contribute nearly a fifth of the average American’s income. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment and veterans benefits provide a substantial part of the nation’s personal income, spanning political and socioeconomic divides. As you can see in the map above, as of 2011, some counties have more than half of their personal income … read more...

Food Stamps Participation Soars


In 2000, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps, was at its lowest point as a share of the population since 1974. By 2010, following the financial crisis and great recession, the total number of participants had more than doubled to reach 40 million, or 13 percent of the population. read more...

The Editors
September 18, 2013

Domestic Policy

Welfare & Housing

Breaking Down the Senate Gun Vote


The Senate voted last week on a series of nine amendments to gun legislation, rejecting all but two and leaving the underlying legislation (S. 649) with no clear path forward. read more...

The Editors
April 23, 2013
Congressional Affairs

Domestic Policy