This week I decided I wanted to experiment with Shapes in Tableau. I cannot help but think of big bags of money when I think of politics these days. I went to the Noun Project and found a bag of money with the UK Pound Sterling image. I showed the bags of money, the amounts […]

Last Wednesday, The Washington Post ran an article about The History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions. There were several interesting data visualizations in the article, but the one that really caught my eye was their heatmap (or density map) showing apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border, which is along the southern portion of the United States […]

Source: Rachael Dottle, Ella Koeze, and Julia Wolfe, The 2018 Midterms, In 4 Charts, November 13, 2018, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-midterms-in-4-charts/.   Readers: Some interested 2018 Midterm Elections charts from FiveThirtyEight. Enjoy! Michael        

Readers: Some of you may be wondering why I am devoting my blog posts lately to the midterm election that just occurred. My reasoning for this is that I think some of the most creative data visualizations are created right before and after a major election cycle. Today, I am showcasing some charts that were […]

Religion, not race, is the best single predictor of voting preferences America’s founding fathers envisioned a republic in which free-thinking voters would carefully consider the proposals of office-seekers. Today, however, demography seems to govern voters’ choices. Since April 2017 The Economist and YouGov, a pollster, have surveyed 1,500 Americans each week. They have built a statistical model […]

Readers: Disclaimer: I am a registered Independent voter. I tend to vote for those candidates who I think will best serve their constituents and our great country. The rest of it is just noise. I try not to stray into the realm of U.S. politics in my dataviz blogging. Having done so in the past has […]

Readers: The chart below was created by Alvin Chang from Vox. Here is a link to an interactive version of is chart on the Vox website. Mr. Chang points out the following. There were several noticeable differences between the Senate testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford. […]

Readers: I had previously blogged about Vanessa Otero’s Media Bias Chart v3.0 (blog post link here). Ms. Otero has revised and enhanced her chart and just released v4.0 through her company, ad fontes media. Vanessa Otero and ad fontes media Vanessa Otero is a practicing patent attorney in the Denver, Colorado area, and has a B.A. in […]

This week, U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in a historic summit at the five-star Capella Hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa. Once known as the “island behind death” due to its violent piracy past, and the site of a World War II massacre, the now tranquil […]

The Economist, in their daily chart for June 4, 2018, presented eleven measures that take the temperature of Donald Trump’s America. Mr. Trump’s campaign slogan promised to “Make America Great Again”. He has now been in office over 500 days, and appears ready to proclaim victory for his successes. The president bases this on the […]