Gerrymandering has been part of the political landscape for over 200 years. Yet, many people do not fully understand what it is and it is often difficult to explain. The chart above was adapted by The Washington Post from a similar one that was posted to Reddit back in 2015. This chart provides a simple, more […]

Readers: This was an interesting, creative story and data visualization that appeared in last Wednesday’s New York Times. It was written and created by Tim Wallace of The New York Times. Mr. Wallace is a designer, mapmaker, obsessor of old things, gummi bear enthusiast. He is currently the Graphics Editor at The New York Times with a PhD […]

Readers: Finally, it is Election Day here in the good old U.S. of A. This election has been the angriest election in my lifetime. Friendships have been lost, families are squabbling, fights have broken out, etc. Regardless of what your political affiliation is, I am sure you and I are both glad this is over […]

Readers: This came out in the New York Times yesterday (click on the image below to go to this post on their site). Interesting example showing how to do a scrolling timeline on a web site. Timeline and content created by KAREN YOURISH, LARRY BUCHANAN and ALICIA PARLAPIANO UPDATED October 9, 2016. Enjoy! Michael

Election authorities proclaimed Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor Venezuela’s president-elect last Monday, despite his challenger’s demand for a recount. “It was a result that was truly fair, constitutional and popular,” Nicolas Maduro Moros said, criticizing his opponent’s refusal to concede. Maduro Moros secured 50.8% of votes in Sunday’s election, while opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski won 49.0%, […]