Last year, I read this column by Salena Zito in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Ms. Zito argues Washington, D.C.’s prosperity has blinded lawmakers to the economic hardships rest of the country faces, noting the capital’s construction crane glut and the long lines at Starbucks.
The column continues into politics from there. But it got me thinking: How different is DC from the rest of the United States?
Last week, I made a map exploring this. What it showed me was a little surprising. Read more »