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Colbert knocks Census: It’s like a drunk ex-boyfriend showing up on your porch

Stephen Colbert rallied behind Rep. Jeff Duncan’s (R-SC) call to gut the Census Bureau’s fact-finding powers. “Every few years they show up on our front porch demanding personal information,” Colbert raged, before bellowing, “It’s like a drunk ex-boyfriend: ‘Susan! Who’s that new guy you’re dating? What’s the highest level of…

Republicans introduce census reform bill that would end unemployment estimates

Thinking they’re going to deflate an intrusive government overreach into the everyday lives of American citizens, a group of House Republicans introduced a census reform bill last week that would prevent the government from conducting the research necessary to produce monthly unemployment estimates. If the Census Reform Act of 2013…

Asians fastest-growing group in United States, census finds

WASHINGTON — Asians are the fastest growing race group in the United States, reflecting a surge in immigration from the entire region over a decade, the US Census Bureau said Tuesday. As part of an ongoing analysis of the data it reaped from its 2010 census, the federal agency said…

CIA website down again after second ‘Anonymous’ attack

A website for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) appeared down again on Monday, just days after it was taken offline by a distributed denial-of-service attack allegedly launched by unknown members of the hacker group “Anonymous.” The site was down last Friday and remained offline all day before returning over…

U.S. population grows at slowest rate since 1940s

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The population of the United States is growing at its slowest rate in more than 70 years, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Wednesday. The country’s population increased by an estimated 2.8 million to 311.6 million from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011. The growth…

The 2010 census and the browning and seasoning of America

We’re really going to learn a lot more from the 2010 census about the browning of America, as well as how many of us identify racially — understanding that “race” is an artificial construct. The white supremacists’ worst fear will be realized — we’re increasingly mixing up the gene pool;…

2010 census to ‘closet’ data on same-sex married couples

Here’s why the federal Defense of Marriage Act has to go. The U.S. Census Bureau, hiding behind DOMA, will edit the responses given by same-sex couples in California and Massachusetts (as well as any other states that may legalize marriage equality by then). Even though thousands of couples will have…

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