Also of note: America By the Numbers.
Our politics especially resist reduction. One reason lawmakers have to draw such twisted districts to save their seats is that we are so much more purple than they'd like, a tangle of red suburbs of blue cities and blue counties in red states. That mischievous map of a huge central red sea cupped by blue parentheses on the coasts makes us look like a very different country than we really are.
Also, don't forget to fill out my holiday card poll! I want to send lots of cards this year!!!!!!