Wonkbook: Want some gloomy news about 2013?

Sure you do. The CBO says that growth will be a mere 1.7 percent -- and that's if we avoid the fiscal cliff. If we go over the fiscal cliff? Hoo boy.

By Ezra Klein August 23, 2012

How we die (in one chart)

The New England Journal of Medicine looks at death reports in 200 years of back issues.

By Sarah Kliff June 22, 2012