A New York Times data analysis venture looked at six basic measures to get a picture of the quality and longevity of life in each county of the nation. The toughest place to live was Eastern Kentucky -- "land of storybook hills and drawls."
In the decades immediately following World War II, U.S. wages steadily rose in step with productivity at a time when one-third of American workers belonged to labor unions. Today, union membership stands at 7% and wages are in decline, and conservatives are saying the two aren't connected. (more)