Writer for The Washington Post's politics blog, The Fix. philip.bump@washpost.com

If Facebook’s tech staff were a county, it would be a remote island in Alaska

washingtonpost.com — A number of large tech companies have released 2015 data outlining how diverse their workforces are. Last week, it was Facebook. The social networking company increased how many black employees it had from 45 to 81 over the past year -- out of 10,000 or so total employees, albeit.

Greece just voted ‘no’ on its bailout deal. But in America, we usually vote ‘yes.’

washingtonpost.com — The resounding failure of Greece's budget referendum over the weekend upheld one of the unspoken rules of ballot initiatives: If there's a large undecided vote shortly before the vote, it will probably end up as "no."

America just shifted more Democratic. But Republicans needn’t worry just yet.

washingtonpost.com — Gallup polling shortly before the holiday weekend showed more Americans leaned toward the Democratic Party than the Republican Party in the second quarter of the year. That's a shift from the end of last year, when more people identified with the Republicans -- which itself was at odds with the long-standing pattern of people leaning to the left.

Why Ted Cruz is defending Donald Trump

washingtonpost.com — For the most part, the response from 2016 Republicans to Donald Trump's comments about Mexican illegal immigrants has been uniform: tempered outrage. Rick Santorum was happy with the fact that Trump raised the issue, although not the words Trump used. (In case you didn't hear the words - welcome back to Earth!

After bridge scandal, Christie’s town halls moved to much friendlier territory

washingtonpost.com — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is known for his tough-talking town halls. And yet, he has never done one in Newark. He's only done one in Trenton, the city where he spent most of his time until the 2016 campaign trail started calling -- and a city, like Newark, where he's not very popular.

Meet the first registered candidate for the 2048 presidential election

Your online guide to Jim Webb

washingtonpost.com — A conversation with my editor: And so: Part 18 in a series: Your online guide to the presidential candidates. Each time someone decides to run, we'll do something similar, helping you navigate the online world around each candidate. (Part 1: Ted Cruz. Part 2: Rand Paul. Part 3: Hillary Clinton.

Barack Obama: The health-care industry president

washingtonpost.com — The Daily Briefing's Dan Diamond noted something about the new jobs numbers. The health care industry has gained more jobs in the past 3 months than the entire U.S. economy gained from 2001-2004. - Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) July 2, 2015 That's true. In the past three months, the health-care industry has added 135,000 jobs.

Since 1980, nearly 2,500 people have run for president

washingtonpost.com — The size of the 2016 Republican field, once eventually fleshed out with your John Kasichs and your Scott Walkers, is exceptional. At that point, there will be 16 major Republican candidates in the race. So many! In a more accurate sense, though, there are more than 16 Republicans running. Already.

Surprise! Donald Trump is wrong about immigrants and crime.

washingtonpost.com — Donald Trump's two-week-old campaign has been pretty good at sticking to two core points: Defending the candidate's anti-immigrant remarks at his announcement and pretending that the companies that responded to those comments by ending their business relationships with him were, instead, rejected by him first.
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Jul 06, 2015

Trump, on his announce: "[T]here were numerous compliments and many rave reviews-there was very little criticism." j.mp/1dIddYR

Jul 06, 2015

What county has the closest diversity to Facebook's tech staff? It's in the Aleutians. j.mp/1dI2rSt

Jul 06, 2015

@martylutherkoon OK. Done. Hit me up again when you learn about statistics.

Jul 06, 2015

@martylutherkoon Should we lock up all white men because Robert Durst got away with murder two times?



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