Divided we still stand – and getting used to it
A USA TODAY/Bipartisan Policy Center poll taken this month, the fourth in a year-long series, shows no change in the overwhelming consensus that U.S. politics have become more divided in recent ... there is no partisan divide: 54% of Republicans and ...
Poverty in America Is Mainstream
The Great Divide is a series about inequality ... the official poverty line during that period ($23,492 for a family of four), and 54 percent will spend a year in poverty or near poverty (below 150 percent of the poverty line). Even more astounding ...
What Explains The Partisan Divide Between Urban And Non-Urban Areas
Basically, the urban metropolises are Democratic blue and the vast expanse of most of the rest of the country is overwhelmingly red. If presidents were elected by acreage rather than by head count, Republicans would win national elections by landslides.
What is Centrelink’s ‘relevant number’?
The income assessed by Centrelink is the gross annual income reduced by the deduction amount. The formula for the deduction is the “original purchase price less commutations divided by the relevant ... rather than his 18.54 life expectancy.
What exactly is quantitative easing?
What is quantitative easing? Also known as QE, it's the technical term for the ... a 30-year mortgage was 3.55% when QE3 was launched last September, having fallen 0.54 percentage points in the prior year, and dipped to 3.35% by May, according to Freddie ...