The Asterisk


By:  Matthew Nathan I could hear the anxiety in Adrian’s voice as soon as I answered the phone. “I just got my birth certificate from Spain,” he said. “They’ve amended it to say we’re married.” We’re all about shattering stereotypes. Even though half my bloodline is so New England WASP that I practically bleed maple […]

Republicans Fear Undercounting in Census


By: Tom Butts Some Republicans are worried that an anti-government surge among conservatives will lead to lower participation in the U.S. census, which they fear could reduce the number of Republican seats in Congress and state legislatures.  Conservative activists this year have argued it is unconstitutional for the census to ask anything beyond the number […]