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We are spending a lot of time discussing what happens to data when you explicitly or implicitly share it. But what about data that you have never ever shared?

The chart above reflects the results of the newest Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between March 25th and 27th of a random national sample of 1,500 adults, with a margin of error of 3.4 points.The chart shows the Democratic advantage right now when v...

When he began his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to “save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts.” This is a promise, however, President Trump would like to break. Trump’s 2018 budget proposal that would...

(Cartoon image is by Steve Greenberg at steve@greenberg-art.com.)From the blog of former Labor Secretary Robert Reich:Fresh off passing massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, Trump and congressional Republicans want to use the deficit the...

The Republicans just passed a tax reform bill that gives the rich and corporations massive tax cuts. Their new tax law also increases the deficit by $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion -- blowing a huge hole in the budget.But they say they have a way to pay...

The chart above shows the cost-of-living increase in Social Security over the last decade. The adjustment for 2018 will be 2%. That's not enough to keep up with inflation (on items seniors spend the most on), but it's the largest increase since 2012.

“If data can be re-identified with no more than SQL, there's no "if" about a leak, and the "when" is history.” [Journalist Richard Chirgwin, Twitter18 December 2017]“But why are medical records so attractive? Well, it turns out that there’s a...