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

We love charts!

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 17, 2013
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Some general context about the history of terrorist attacks in the United States.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 11, 2013
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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
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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
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In case Business Insider's attack against pie charts had too many words for you.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 17, 2013
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Do you have Memorial Day off, with pay? This graph shows how lucky you are.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 27, 2013
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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
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They're not so selfish.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 9, 2013
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A Congressman struggles to make the growth of U.S. income inequality more comprehensible.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 9, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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This chart really should have been a sentence.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 8, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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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