Posts Tagged ‘Vox’

The 2020 census is in trouble.

June 21, 2018

The 2020 census suffers from lack of administration support, and the GAO has determined it has a high risk of failure. An inaccurate count of the population would threaten the integrity of many government programs and basic democratic functions, and the Department of Justice has has proposed changes to the 2020 form which would further undermine the census process and put everyone in America at risk.

A Vox video.

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Commuting is bad for your health

May 21, 2018

It’s not your imagination: commuting is bad for your health. Kimberly Mas explains.

More:

“Your Commute is Slowly Killing You,” Eric Jaffe, CityLab

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Streets, Roads, and Avenues

April 24, 2018

You know John lives on Elm, but is it Elm Street, Elm Avenue, Elm Boulevard, Elm Road, Elm Way, Elm Lane, Elm Drive, Elm Terrace, Elm Place, or Elm Court? Phil Edwards maps it out for you in this Vox video.

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Tax Day Doesn’t Have to Suck

April 17, 2018

“The IRS could actually do your taxes for you, saving billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of hours, and eliminating the pain of tax day.” A Vox video.

More:

“Doing taxes is such a pain that Americans forgo billions in savings to just get it over with,” Dan Kopf, Quartz

Related:

“IRS electronic filing system breaks down hours before midnight deadline,” Jeffrey Stein and Mike DeBonis, Washington Post

“Americans don’t pay enough taxes,” Paul Waldman, The Week

“Trump files for an extension on his taxes,” Louis Nelson, Politico

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How the US failed to rebuild Afghanistan

April 11, 2018

“Where the road ends in Afghanistan, the Taliban begin.”
The U.S. has been in Afghanistan since 2001, and US strategy has centered on rebuilding Afghanistan’s crumbling infrastructure, mostly to expedite military logistics and maneuvers. Over $3 billion has been spent on a single project, the Ring Road. It was never completed.This Vox video explains.

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Why there are twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs

March 23, 2018

“The past decade has seen a revolution in residential solar systems. Cheap panels and creative financing options have led to a massive increase in solar installations– and that increase is driving an employment boom. At the same time, the coal industry is experiencing a major downturn. But despite the current political rhetoric, it’s a downturn that’s been in the works for nearly 100 years. Automation, technical advances, and more recently, the rise of cheap natural gas have led to a significant drop in demand, one that the industry may never recover from.”

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The new US tax law, explained with cereal

January 23, 2018

The most important meal of the day: Vox explains the new US tax law with cereal.

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“The Republican tax bill, explained with a bowl of cartoon cereal,” Alvin Chang, Vox.

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How Tax Breaks Help the Rich

November 3, 2017

“The gap between the rich and the poor in America looks more like developing countries than other Western nations.” A Vox explainer.

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China Claims the Southern Sea

October 31, 2017

China is building islands in international waters, and claims they’re not military platforms, despite the weapons emplacements.

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Scientists aren’t the best champions of climate science

October 4, 2017

Dr. M. Sanjayan explains why scientists usually aren’t so good at explaining climate science to the public. A Vox video.

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