A growing number of big-box stores are open on Thanksgiving. Find who’s open—and who’s doing the work.
by Julianne Hing on April 19 2013, 6:00AM
Public school parents, educators and now even lawmakers around the country are fed up with standardized testing that can determine whether kids graduate, teachers lose their jobs, and schools remain open. Here’s a visual survey of major actions.
Topics: Schools & Youth
Support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline is growing among Congressional Republicans, Democrats and organized labor. But what will the controversial project actually do for the areas that it would cross?
Not all of the 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the U.S. today will gain a path to legal residency through reform. Here are eight ways legislators could carve people out of the package.
Fiscal policy can be confusing, all the more so when everyone’s spinning misinformation. So Hatty Lee and Imara Jones offer a visual explanation of this latest debate.
by Hatty Lee on October 10 2012, 9:58AM
The case for affirmative action, from President Lyndon Johnson’s soaring 1965 speech to today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court.
by Hatty Lee on August 23 2012, 9:37AM
An interactive map of how one Tea Party group is moving the voter fraud meme inside far right and Republican Party politics.
by Julianne Hing on July 17 2012, 10:31AM
The U.S. higher education system is a vast and growing network, but whether it be for-profit schools or private universities, who goes where changes largely according to race.
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Hatty Lee on July 12 2012, 10:11AM
The state’s current challenge to the Voting Rights Act isn’t new. For decades, it’s put up the nation’s most aggressive fight against federal authority to protect voters of color.
by Hatty Lee on July 10 2012, 9:46AM
Georgia’s law forcing welfare applicants to get drug tests was put on hold this month, pending resolution of a legal challenge to a similar Florida law. But the same debate has unfolded in state legislatures around the country.
Topics: Drug Tests
by Hatty Lee on June 13 2012, 9:36AM
Environmental journalist Tim De Chant used Google Maps to show that in most American cities, trees have become luxury goods. We talked to him about his new project.
Who gets to regulate the lives of immigrants? The Supreme Court will attempt to settle the debate. Today, both sides make their case before the High Court.
by Hatty Lee on April 20 2012, 9:28AM
Black residents along the gulf coast are still feeling the devastating effects of one of the nation’s worst man-made disasters.
Trayvon Martin’s killing stirred many debates about crime surrounding black men. It also kicked up many familiar misconceptions, like the idea that black-on-black crime is uniquely bad. Hatty Lee’s infographic breaks down the realities.