How many of your state’s taxes leave the state (and don’t come back)

Joe Raedle/Getty Images People and businesses in every state pay taxes to the federal government to help fund vital services. Not every state contributes equally, however. Some pay more than they get back while many states receive more than they put in. In 2017, New Jersey paid $ 24.75 billion more to the federal government […]

Rebel Democrat Tulsi Gabbard hints at 2020 run with a tour of first primary states

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has indicated her desire to run for president in 2020. The outspoken anti-war advocate said that she is thinking of how she can “best be of service” to the US in a meet-up in New Hampshire. Speculation has been rife that Gabbard, who backed Bernie Sanders in 2016, is contemplating a […]

All 50 states and Washington DC, ranked from least to most average

Jason Smith/Getty Images The US is a huge, diverse country, and the characteristics of its states vary widely. We calculated how from average each state landed on 38 demographic, social, and economic indicators including marriage, education, and income. Business Insider has also ranked states by the most dangerous place to work, pinpointed the most expensive […]

Make police states hip again? Google offered STASI HQ for new Berlin office

Google is searching Berlin for some trendy real estate to call home – a place that reflects the company’s unofficial, recently scrapped motto, “Don’t Be Evil.” Hey, what about the ex-headquarters of East Germany’s secret police? Our story begins innocently enough. The tech giant had originally planned to open its Google Campus startup hub in […]

States will vote on these energy and environment issues in midterm elections

Enlarge / A voter casts his ballot in a polling station in Missoula, Montana. (credit: Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) In the United States, mid-term elections are set to take place on Tuesday November 6. Although much of the limelight is on Congressional races and gubernatorial races, US citizens also have the chance to vote […]

Here are all the states where you can vote early in the midterm elections

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Days ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, turnout in 22 states and Washington, DC, shattered previous midterm early voter rates, with a reported 31.5 million ballots cast three days before Election Day.  These voters are taking advantage of policies in some states that allow voters to cast their ballot at a polling […]

After week of tragedies in 5 states, a reminder about school bus safety

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Safety In week of tragedies, NHTSA reminds drivers of the sanctity of school buses. Continue reading After week of tragedies in 5 states, a reminder about school bus safety After week of tragedies in 5 states, a reminder about school bus safety originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, […]

How the United States could cope if it lost the next war

John Moore/Getty Images America could lose its next war because it has become weaker politically, despite its military dominance. In the past, when the US faced external threats, the nation came together — in today’s political climate, it might not be able to.  If the United States or one of its allies were attacked, the party […]