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Jay L. Zagorsky


Fireworks sales have fallen back to Earth after years of explosive growth. Here’s why.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when people were stuck in their homes and social distancing was common, fireworks use shot up.


The Great Resignation: Historical Data and a Deeper Analysis Show It’s Not as Great as Screaming Headlines Suggest

COMMENTARY | While the number of U.S. workers quitting their jobs in 2021 was higher than normal, it isn’t quite as big as it seems, because large numbers of them have been quitting for years.


How Electric Cars Could Make America’s Crumbling Roads Even Worse

COMMENTARY | In a country that pays for roads out of a gas tax, new solutions will be needed when fewer cars are dependent on fuel.

Digital Government

Census director’s resignation could affect control of Congress after 2020

A properly funded census will help ensure accuracy in the number of states’ congressional representatives and votes in the Electoral College.