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The College of Cardinals is gathering, and conclave will be convened soon to elect the 266th bishop of Rome. With 1.2 billion members, the Catholic Church is one of the world’s largest religious groups. In the U.S., there are 74 million Catholics, 23.9% of the population and 6% of all Catholics, according to the CIA World Factbook.[…] Continue Reading »

Hopefully, the “hearts and flowers” of Valentine’s Day will spread to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. After all, Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest holiday observances in the U.S. and presents a chance for politicians to mark the day with gifts for their colleagues. Instead of cacti or bitter chocolate, perhaps an offer of legislation for immigration or tax reform would be in order.[…] Continue Reading »

The demographics of the U.S. population are changing dramatically. We are becoming a much more diverse society due to the growth of minority populations and immigration. Illegal immigration is a hot topic, generating strong feelings on both sides of the issue. The Office of Immigration estimates that 11 million illegal immigrants are living in the U.S. today; 3 million arrived in the past 10 years.[…] Continue Reading »

The U.S. population is changing. This had a large effect on the 2012 presidential and other elections and will continue to do so. It is especially important for the Republican Party to engage with the minority audience and to understand where it is growing and what their needs are.

In the latest demographic figures from Esri, the world’s leader in geographic information systems (GIS), in 2012, minorities make up 37% of the population.[…] Continue Reading »

Fortune recently reported just how bad the Apple iPhone 5 mapping really is. Specifically, the article cited a reader’s analysis of the Apple map of Canada’s province of Ontario, focusing on locating and identifying its cities and towns. Of the 2,028 places that should have been named, 400 were correct, 389 were fairly close, 551 were clearly incorrect, and 688 were not on the map at all.[…] Continue Reading »