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The story of the American recovery in 15 charts

A look at just how much work is left to get the U.S. economy back to pre-crisis shape.

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  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 17, 2013

Nine facts about terrorism in the United States since 9/11

Some general context about the history of terrorist attacks in the United States.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 11, 2013

Ten charts show how the U.S. has changed for the better since MLK’s speech

The economic gap between whites and blacks hasn't really narrowed over the last 50 years. But by other metrics, there's been a fair bit of progress.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 28, 2013

These seven charts show where the U.S. economy is headed next

We're halfway through the year. So what does the remainder of 2013 hold in store for the U.S. economy?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 2, 2013

The usefulness of pie charts, in two pie charts

In case Business Insider's attack against pie charts had too many words for you.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 17, 2013

America is the only rich country that doesn’t guarantee paid vacation or holidays

Do you have Memorial Day off, with pay? This graph shows how lucky you are.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 27, 2013

This is the only graph you need on Washington’s budget debate

Pay close attention to where the White House and the House Republicans actually diverge. It puts the lie to a lot of what the two parties want you to think they're arguing about.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 17, 2013

Joel Stein is wrong about millennials, in one chart

They're not so selfish.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 9, 2013

The shocking truth behind the saddest chart in Congress

A Congressman struggles to make the growth of U.S. income inequality more comprehensible.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 9, 2013

Eight facts about terrorism in the United States

There's a lot we still don't know about the Boston Marathon blasts. But here's some very general context about the history of terrorist attacks in the United States.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 16, 2013

Five charts that will make you feel better about paying your taxes

It's tax day, but don't despair! We've got five charts to cheer you up.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 15, 2013

Six lessons from the Post’s awesome budget charts

Have you seen the Post's new budget interactive? It's great. And here are six things it taught me.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 1, 2013

Nine facts about marriage and childbirth in the United States

"By age 25, 44 percent of women have had a baby, while only 38 percent have married." That means the average age of marriage is now after the average age of childbirth.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 25, 2013

The worst chart about Canadian drinking

This chart really should have been a sentence.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 8, 2013

Chart: New Mexico has the highest teen pregnancy rate

In New Mexico, 93 of every 1,000 teenage girls between 15-19 became pregnant in 2008.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 26, 2013

The rise of means-testing, in one infographic

In 1972, the federal government spent $55 billion on means-tested programs and tax credits. In 2012, it spent $588 billion.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 19, 2013

Janet Yellen explains our crummy recovery in three charts

Rather than focusing on what's holding this recovery back, Yellen, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, focuses on the forces that have driven past recoveries -- the "tailwinds" -- but have been absent from this one.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 19, 2013

‘The deficit chart that should embarrass deficit hawks’

"Here's a pretty important fact that virtually everyone in Washington seems oblivious to: The federal deficit has never fallen as fast as it's falling now without a coincident recession."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 12, 2013

The jobs report in six charts

Today's job report was pretty fantastic. Let's break it down.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 5, 2012
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