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  • Heritage Blueprint Saves Billions While Increasing Defense Spending February 11, 2016 Heritage Blueprint Saves Billions While Increasing Defense Spending

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "There’s an Alternative to the Boehner-Obama Budget Deal (and It’ll Save Billions)," by Paul Winfree.Sources: Heritage Foundation calculations, Congressional Budget Office, and Office of Management and Budget. Note: President's non-defense total does not include $4 billion in savings for the

  • Students Leaving D.C. Public Schools for Education Alternatives February 9, 2016 Students Leaving D.C. Public Schools for Education Alternatives

    dc-parents-in-power-xzytzxyzzqDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Power to the People: Putting DC Parents in Charge of K–12 Education," by Matthew Ladner, Ph.D..VIEW all graphics for this report.Sources: D.C. Public Charter School Board, Student Enrollment, http://www.dcpcsb.org/data/student-enrollment (accessed January 26, 2016);

  • Washingtonians Prefer Charter Schools for Kindergarteners February 9, 2016 Washingtonians Prefer Charter Schools for Kindergarteners

    dc-parents-in-power-xzytzxyzzqDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Power to the People: Putting DC Parents in Charge of K–12 Education," by Matthew Ladner, Ph.D..VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: Urban Institute, “Washington, D.C.: Our Changing

  • Math Scores Improving in D.C. February 9, 2016 Math Scores Improving in D.C.

    dc-parents-in-power-xzytzxyzzqDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Power to the People: Putting DC Parents in Charge of K–12 Education," by Matthew Ladner, Ph.D..VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Some figures have been interpolated.Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for

  • City Test Scores for Students Whose Parents Did Not Attend College February 9, 2016 City Test Scores for Students Whose Parents Did Not Attend College

    dc-parents-in-power-xzytzxyzzqDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Power to the People: Putting DC Parents in Charge of K–12 Education," by Matthew Ladner, Ph.D..VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP Data Explorer,

  • Math Score Improvements Lag for Low-Income Children February 9, 2016 Math Score Improvements Lag for Low-Income Children

    dc-parents-in-power-xzytzxyzzqDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Power to the People: Putting DC Parents in Charge of K–12 Education," by Matthew Ladner, Ph.D..VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP Data Explorer,

  • North Korea Extends Missile Range to Cover Continental U.S. February 8, 2016 North Korea Extends Missile Range to Cover Continental U.S.

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "North Korea’s Missile Launch Shows It Could Target US Homeland," by Bruce Klingner.North Korea’s Sunday launch of its Taepo Dong 3 revealed that the missile has an estimated range of 13,000 kilometers— meaning it can now reach any part of the United States. Previously, its range was estimated at

  • Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents on Food Stamps in Maine February 8, 2016 Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents on Food Stamps in Maine

    Maine-food-stamps-xzytzxzqzrDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Maine Food Stamp Work Requirement Cuts Non-Parent Caseload by 80 Percent," by Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield, and Kevin D. Dayaratna.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: Maine Department of Health and Human Services.CHART 2 • BG 3091Tags: Maine, food-stamps,

  • Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) on Food Stamps February 8, 2016 Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) on Food Stamps

    Maine-food-stamps-xzytzxzqzrDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Maine Food Stamp Work Requirement Cuts Non-Parent Caseload by 80 Percent," by Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield, and Kevin D. Dayaratna.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.CHART 1 • BG 3091Tags: Maine,

  • National Debt to Skyrocket by 82 Percent Over Next Decade January 19, 2016 National Debt to Skyrocket by 82 Percent Over Next Decade

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "5 Reasons Why America Is Headed to a Budget Crisis," by Justin Bogie.Source: Congressional Budget Office, “Summary of The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026,”January 19, 2016, https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51129-2016_Outlook_Summary.pdf (accessed

  • ISIS Global Presence January 6, 2016 ISIS Global Presence

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Combatting the ISIS Foreign Fighter Pipeline: A Global Approach," by Lisa Curtis, Luke Coffey, David Inserra, Daniel Kochis, Walter Lohman, Joshua Meservey, James Phillips, and Robin Simcox.Note: “Presence” is defined as ISIS holding territory; local groups having either pledged allegiance or

  • In Puerto Rico, Hired Labor Has Low Share of Total Income December 29, 2015 In Puerto Rico, Hired Labor Has Low Share of Total Income

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Hired Labor’s Share of Income Is Lowest in Puerto Rico," by Salim Furth.Sources: Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, Statistical Appendix of the Economic Report for the Governor and Legislative Assembly, Table 11: Functional Distribution of Net National Income by Major Industrial

  • Illinois State Pension Plans Face Funding Crisis December 22, 2015 Illinois State Pension Plans Face Funding Crisis

    Illinois-Pension-Reform-xzyuyxxxysDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Illinois Pension Reform: Three Wrongs Do Not Make a Right," by Joel Griffith and Andrew Kloster.VIEW all graphics for this report.The five state-funded retirement pension plans in Illinois have a combined unfunded liability of $105 billion. For a family of four

  • Source of Unfunded Liabilities in Illinois State Pension Plans December 22, 2015 Source of Unfunded Liabilities in Illinois State Pension Plans

    Illinois-Pension-Reform-xzyuyxxxysDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Illinois Pension Reform: Three Wrongs Do Not Make a Right," by Joel Griffith and Andrew Kloster.VIEW all graphics for this report.Unfunded liabilities in the Illinois state pension plans have increased by $92 billion over the past two decades. More than 60

  • Fifteen Years of the Daily Effective Federal Funds Rate December 21, 2015 Fifteen Years of the Daily Effective Federal Funds Rate

    feds-policy-blunders-xzyuyxyuyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Fascination with Interest Rates Hides the Fed’s Policy Blunders," by Norbert J. Michel.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: The daily effective federal funds rate is a volume-weighted average of rates on trades arranged by major brokers. The effective rate is