Author Archives: Alexander Kent

Republican

Neighborhoods Donating the Most to the Republican Candidates

Elections are costly. Candidates, especially those running for president, have to consider how to pay for staff salaries, speaking venues, travel, food, and state election fees, among other things. Fundraising, ...
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Democratic

Neighborhoods Donating the Most to the Democratic Candidates

Elections are costly. Candidates, especially those running for president, have to consider how to pay for staff salaries, speaking venues, travel, food, and state election fees, among other things. Fundraising, ...
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Understanding Super Tuesday In 23 Charts

The Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina nomination contests provided a snapshot of voter sentiment in four distinct geographic pockets of the country. Now, the battle moves on to ...
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Groceries

20 Groceries Driving Up Your Bill the Most

With gas prices below $2 per gallon -- about half of what they were less than two years ago -- many are feeling a little relief at the pump. ...
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States Where the Middle Class Is Dying

Despite the country’s unemployment rate falling below 5% in January for the first time since 2008, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since ...
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The New Hampshire Primary in 9 Charts

The results of the Iowa caucuses provided a snapshot of voter sentiments in the Midwest. Now, with New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary election slotted for February 9, Americans will hear the ...
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Voting

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Voter Turnout

Just 71% of voting-age U.S. citizens are registered to vote, and an even smaller share actually makes it to the voting booth on election day. In the 2012 presidential election, ...
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Republican

The Most Republican County in Every State

The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- who represent two vastly different viewpoints -- reflects how polarized Americans ...
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Democratic

The Most Democratic County in Each State

The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- who represent two vastly different viewpoints -- reflects how polarized Americans are ...
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Poorest County in Each State

In every state, there are rich and there are poor counties. The poorest county in each state can be much poorer than the state's median household income, or the difference ...
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Cities With the Shortest Life Expectancy in Every State

Life expectancy has increased rapidly in modern times, and as health care and technology continue to evolve, lives could get longer still. Babies born in the United States today are ...
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Cities With the Longest Life Expectancy in Every State

Life expectancy has increased rapidly in modern times and, as health care and technology continue to evolve, lives could get longer still. Babies born in the United States today ...
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The Richest and Poorest Countries

The distribution of wealth across the globe is anything but even. North America is home to just 4.9% of the world’s population -- and 24.7% of its wealth. Meanwhile, the ...
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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Moving within the United States from one city to another is much more common today. No matter the reasons for the move -- buying a house, looking for a new ...
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10 Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick

About 440,000 people die in the United States each year as a result of a preventable hospital error. Despite the precautions hospitals take to minimize the likelihood of a mistake, ...
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