demographics

A record number of unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border so far this year, and that's likely shifting the country's opinion about immigration policy.

A look at how America's demographics have changed over the last century—and will keep changing for decades to come.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 13, 2013
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"I find it extraordinary that the massive global drop in human fertility has been so little noticed by the media," writes Stanford geographer Martin Lewis.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 13, 2013
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You've heard -- perhaps on this very blog! -- that our long-term deficits are almost entirely driven by health-care costs. That's not quite right.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 20, 2013
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Their core agenda is to turn back the spending patterns driven by the aging of the population, but their core constituency is the part of the population that's aging and relies most on those programs.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 28, 2013
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The economy is not where it should be. But "where it should be" is getting worse too.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 29, 2012
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I want you to look at two photographs, one of the crowd at Mitt Romney's concession speech, and one of the crowd at President Obama's victory rally. They show what happened in this election, and what's going to happen to the GOP in coming elections.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 7, 2012
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On average, Congressmen are actually less rich than you'd expect given their race, education level, and age, to the tune of $343,093.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 11, 2012
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