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11:12 AM, March 21st, 2013

msnbc:

From The Rachel Maddow Show:

Here’s a chart that compares the popularity among Americans of background checks for gun purchases compared to other things that are more commonly understood to be popular with Americans. 

(Photo credit: MaddowBlog.com)

Still Puritan after all these years, huh America? 

Reblogged from MSNBC - Lean Forward
4:39 PM, February 21st, 2013

peterfeld:

“The Saddest Map in America”: where Missed Connections on Craigslist are most often spotted, by state.

brb, moving to Indiana.

Note: Our data journalist Michael Keller says this study is only based on a tiny sample (most recent 100 missed connections) and thus may not be a comprehensive analysis of all us lonely folks out there.

Reblogged from Utne Reader
1:37 PM, August 2nd, 2012
motherjones:

ilovecharts:

Super misleading chart from Fox News. A 4.6% increase looks astronomical but is miniscule compared to historical levels
-chaddyr23
This is why I love you guys.

motherjones:

ilovecharts:

Super misleading chart from Fox News. A 4.6% increase looks astronomical but is miniscule compared to historical levels

-chaddyr23

This is why I love you guys.

Reblogged from Really, Fox News?
4:00 PM, July 13th, 2012

A follow-up to a post from this morning on the wealth of presidents (if you’re viewing this in the dashboard, just hit play to see the infographic):

Based on John Avalon’s commentary today on the riches of American presidential candidates, we delve in a bit further to find out just how entrenched into 1% candidates over the past few decades have been. For this chart, we look at every presidential election for which we could find income data for both major party candidates—that’s 1972 through 2012, and 1952. The pie charts encompass the earnings for candidates for those years, pegged to 2012 dollars. The bar chart and supplementary text box are based on real dollars—that is, not inflation adjusted. Note that this is earnings data for the year before the November election, and does not reflect each candidate’s net worth.

National income estimates are based on research by Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. For full methodology and data sources, see our gallery.

-Clark Merrefield

2:30 PM, February 16th, 2012

newyorker:

The State of the Race in Five Charts

The story of the 2012 Presidential campaign over the past month has been defined by a mini-resurgence for Barack Obama and the continued difficulties for Mitt Romney and his bid to secure the Republican nomination.

Ryan Lizza uses five charts to illustrate the evolution of the 2012 Presidential election: http://nyr.kr/A7IIpr

Reblogged from Talking Points Memo
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