Viewing all entries tagged with: Census Bureau

Rediscovering Government

The Racist Elements of Prison Gerrymandering

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on July 14, 2014

Ever heard the term "prison gerrymandering" before? Clio Chang, TCF's Rediscovering Government intern, brings to light the underlying racism of transferring the voting power of incarcerated citizens. 


Workers & Economic Inequality

A Well-Informed Electorate Is a Prerequisite for Democracy

Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit , on May 2, 2013

Approximately 70 years ago, Republicans hit upon a winning formula: if the data disagree with your worldview, kill the data. Then, with no problematic data, claim that there is no definitive proof of reality and, in the words of Karl Rove, create your own reality.


Workers & Economic Inequality

Flying Blind: Conservative’s Frightening Attack on Economic Data Collection

Blog Post by: Andrew Fieldhouse , on May 1, 2013

Congressional Republicans have routinely obstructed attempts to ameliorate the ongoing jobs crisis and Lesser Depression, but some members are now demonstrating apathy toward the unemployed and impoverished so extreme they want to forgo data collection on unemployment and poverty.


Workers & Economic Inequality

An Idea So Stupid Even the Congress (Probably) Won’t Pass It

Blog Post by: Harold Pollack , on May 1, 2013

It is difficult to imagine a more foolish proposed legislative measure than the ill-named Census Reform Act, which states that the Census Bureau “may only conduct the decennial census of population.”


The Conservative Quest to Eliminate Facts

Blog Post by: , on May 1, 2013

The very first post at referenced that great line from the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion — but not their own facts.”

During the years I spent at FactCheck, I certainly wittnessed my share of politicians trying to make up their own facts. And while I wasn’t allowed to say this at the time, it was always pretty clear (to me, anyway), that one side was making up a lot more facts than the other. Conservatives have happily embraced half-truths and outright falsehoods. From “Death Panels” to climate change denialism to the austerity discussion to Paul Ryan’s budget math, the GOP appears to have embraced a policy of Making Stuff Up.


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