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Aid to Needy Often Excludes the Poorest in America By Patricia Cohen (The New York Times)

American Dreams: Visions of a successful life in the U.S. and abroad (The Atlantic)

Americans and Their Discontent: A Timeline of Government Mistrust (NPR)

American Time Use Survey - U.S. Department of Labor

America's Poorest Towns (The Guardian - Four Part Series)

Beneath Cities, a Decaying Tangle of Gas Pipes By Patrick McGeehan, Russ Buettner, and David W. Chen (The New York Times)

By Belief and Party Divided (The Washington Spectator)

Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World By Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz (The New York Times)

Concentrated Markets Take Big Toll on Economy By Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)

Corruption is Legal in America (Represent.Us on YouTube)

Even Among the Richest of the Rich, Fortunes Diverge By Annie Lowrey (The New York Times)

For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon By Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (NPR)

40 Years Of Income Inequality In America, In Graphs By Quoctrung Bui (NPR)

In Kentucky, Health Law Helps Voters but Saps Votes By Abby Goodnough (The New York Times) 

Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap By Annie Lowrey (The New York Times)

International Human Development Indicators

Live Cultural Map Over Time 1981-2015 (World Values Survey)

Make Mine Freedom (1948)

Mapping Out The Revolving Door Between Gov't And Big Business In Venn Diagrams (Tech Dirt)

Mapping Stereotypes (Alpha Designer)

Measure of America: American Human Development Project

Ranking America: A site for information about the U.S.

Rating a Health Law’s Success By Larry Buchanan, Hannah Fairfield and Karen Yourish

Reliance on the Safety Net Rises (The New York Times)

Report Card for America's Infrastructure

Rushing to Cater to America’s Rich By Hiroko Tabuchi (The New York Times)

Study: Americans Don't Know The Facts On U.S. Issues (Here and Now)

The 'Affluenza' Defense: An interview with John de Graaf (NPR)

The American Dream - The Hedgehog Review

The False Hope of a Limited Government, Built on Tax Breaks By Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)

The Geography of Government Benefits (The New York Times)

The Great US History Battle By Cory Turner (NPR)

The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids By Marilyn Geewax (NPR)

The risk of lead poisoning isn’t just in Flint. So we mapped the risk in every neighborhood in America. By Sarah Frostenson and Sarah Kliff (Vox)

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans By Neal Gabler (The Atlantic)

The state of our union is … dumber: How the linguistic standard of the presidential address has declined (The Guardian)

The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill: Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures By Elisabeth Rosenthal (The New York Times)

What If America Had Canada's Healthcare System? By Olga Khazan (The Atlantic)

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? By The Upshot (The New York Times)