Blog Profile / NYTimes: The Upshot

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Hundreds of Simulated Maps Show How Well Democrats Fared in Pennsylvania

The next big debate in gerrymandering may be whether nonpartisan maps should strive for partisan symmetry, or whether they should try to avoid political considerations altogether.

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Raise Fears of a Damaging Trade War

A global tit-for-tat on trade could crimp economic growth, undermining the stimulative effects of President Trump’s deregulation push and his signature $1.5 trillion tax cut.

Trump Losing College-Educated Whites? He Never Won Them in the First Place

New evidence that exit polls are a very flawed vehicle for doing post-election analysis.

What Can the U.S. Learn From How Other Countries Handle Immigration?

When you examine immigration policies around the world, the U.S. focus on family stands out.

Why Markets Have Gotten So Jumpy

To understand the wild swings on Wall Street, consider a farm town, a long drought and the cost of flood insurance

How a Court Outdid Even Democrats in Redrawing Pennsylvania’s Map

Democrats seemed not to believe that they would be allowed to strive for partisan balance in addressing Republican gerrymandering.

Numbers Hint at Why #MeToo Took Off: The Sheer Number Who Can Say Me Too

Broadly defined, sexual harassment is surprisingly pervasive, a new survey finds, and men are targets, too.

The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next?

New research from McKinsey suggests that for the economy to become more productive, demand matters.

Why a Republican Plan for Paid Leave Has Stirred Concern About Social Security

A proposal would allow people to collect Social Security after a birth, but there’s a catch.

How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.

How Inflation Works (... or Why Your Chicken Is Becoming More Expensive)

Inflation has become a worrisome byproduct of a healthy economy. This is how price increases can start with demand for building materials and translate to the price of chicken.

The Trump Administration Is Optimistic About Economic Growth. Be Skeptical.

For its forecast to come true would require productivity improvements not seen in decades and an atypical policy on interest rates.

The People, Places and Things Trump Has Praised on Twitter: A Complete List

President Trump’s tendency to insult others on Twitter is well-known. But the list of things that he has publicly praised is just as revealing.

Winter Olympics 2018: Which Country Leads in the Medal Count?

There are many ways to compare which country is ahead in the medal count. These charts include them all.

Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, but Their Political Power Is Overblown

It’s very hard to change people’s minds, especially when so many are already committed partisans.

American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want

Forecasts show many millennial women won’t fulfill their wishes on family size, and the biggest declines are in Western states.

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