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Universities Bloated with ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Staff

While it is widely understood that universities devote significant resources to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), there has been little systematic study of DEI staffing in the academy. Until now.

Health Care Choices and Premiums Under Obamacare: What's Going on in the States

Data show people paid on average $314 more per month for individual market health insurance in 2019 compared to 2013, the last year before Obamacare.

Critical Race Theory: Legislation Tracker

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a philosophy based on the idea that everything in life is connected to racism and power. CRT has quickly spread to K-12 schools around the U.S., prompting responses from state legislatures.

The Unrelenting Rise of Federal Debt

Currently, the public holds more debt than the size of the entire U.S. economy—a child born in 2021 is automatically burdened with a share of debt that will only continue to increase.

Biden Administration’s Border Catastrophe—A Policy Tracker

The border security that President Trump built, President Biden has quickly torn down.

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: What's Going on in the States?

States are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, but how well are they doing?

COVID Hypocrisy: Policymakers Breaking Their Own Rules

Rules for thee but not for me? This interactive map shows the continuing hypocrisy of local, state, and federal officials who violate their own coronavirus mandates, policies, or other restrictions. Some officials have violated their own rules more than once.

The Defenders of NATO

Since 2006, NATO members have been expected to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense, and at least 20 percent of their defense spending is supposed to go to equipment. Only the U.S. and seven other nations currently do both.

COVID-19 Death Rates by State

Death rates from COVID-19 vary broadly from one state to the other. Most notable are those handful of states with rates significantly higher than the overall national rate.

COVID-19 Deaths by Age

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is deadliest among older populations. CDC data also show that Americans, regardless of age group, are far more likely to die of something other than COVID-19.

One Percent of U.S. Counties Account for Bulk of COVID-19 Deaths

While the death toll in the U.S. from COVID-19 continues to increase, a significant proportion of those deaths have occurred in just a handful of counties.

Counties with the Highest Levels of COVID-19 Deaths

County-level information on death totals and deaths per 100,000 population.

Tracking the Trends in the COVID–19 Deaths

This interactive map provides up-to-date, county-level information on total deaths and the 14-day trend of new deaths with population and population-density data.

Coronavirus Commission: 5 Key Criteria for Recovery

The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission, a project of The Heritage Foundation, brought together some of the nation’s top experts to develop policy recommendations for how to reopen America and combat the novel coronavirus.

Tracking the Trends in the COVID–19 Cases

As the U.S. looks to reopen, citizens are seeking to understand the nature of the spread of COVID in their locations.

Defensive Gun Uses in the U.S.

The “good guy with a gun” is not a myth but an integral part of American society.

K-12 School Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

The rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak prompted public schools nationwide to close, some for the rest of the school year.

Calculating the Costs of Declining Industries

The COVID-19 virus has already had a massive impact on the U.S. economy.

Large Numbers of People Denied Economic Freedom

Nations with more economic freedom have stronger economies.