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Friday, October 31, 2014

Is this the people's house?

No wonder politicians continually proclaim their humble roots and struggles to make it.  How well can economic and educational elites truly represent the(ir) people?

The People's House
Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2014  By Randy Yeip and Casey Miller

The U.S. House of Representatives was envisioned as a house of the people, directly elected by voters and reflecting their will. But what if Congress also reflected its constituents’ demographics? Explore how members of the House compare with residents of each of the 435 congressional districts, based on the predominant characteristics within each. Then see how your district stacks up.

Click HERE to see the interactive graph. 
Check also to see how the 5th District compares to national statistics. 

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