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In order to measure just how divided American culture has become, economists built an algorithm that predicts somebody's income, education, gender and race based on his or her attitudes and habits.

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The most controversial element of a front-page story on a truck-driver shortage wasn't the shortage itself, but the anecdote of an 87-year-old aspiring truck driver. How common is his story? We looked at the data.

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America’s unemployed and at-risk workers get very little support from the government, and their employed peers are set back by a weak collective-bargaining system.

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Americans want more legal immigration, and they're growing more sympathetic to undocumented immigrants, too.

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That's according to the latest Annual Time Use Survey, which tracks how Americans spend their days.

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Every day, new indicators of economic decline emerge. But upon careful examination, their dire warnings don't look so dire. At least for now.

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The retirement of Justice Kennedy is all but certain to shift the ideology of the nation's high court to the right.

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It's no accident that “incivility” is on the rise.

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Illegal border crossings are just a small part of the immigration story.

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The decline in water use is a victory for federal efficiency standards.

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