Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

Fortune 500 – 30 biggest political donors!

May 31, 2018
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Why do people donate money to politicians and political parties? Sometimes it's because they agree with the platform, but sometimes it might be for potential financial benefits. When it comes to large donations from Fortune 500 companies, I suspect the...
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Can felons vote in your state?

February 2, 2018
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Can felons vote? This seemed like a simple question, but I realized that I wasn't 100% sure of the answer. Therefore I looked into the data ... and apparently "it depends". Follow along and see how I created a map to help answer this question. But befo...
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Visualizing 100 years of US presidential pardons

February 9, 2017
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A topic that's been in the news a lot lately is the presidential power to grant pardons, commutations, and such. But all the articles I've seen just quoted numeric totals - I haven't seen a graph of the data anywhere! So I set out to find the data and graph

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91% of the US didn’t vote for Hillary or Trump!

August 5, 2016
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How is it that 91% of the US didn't vote for either Hillary or Trump in the primary, but yet they're still the final two candidates in the presidential election? Let's break it down with a simple graph! I recently saw a really cool slideshow on the nytimes website, that answered

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Walking the line, between politics and religion

August 4, 2016
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I usually try to avoid political or religious debates ... but as an impartial data analyst, it is possible to analyze data about something, without entering into the debate. In this blog post, I try to walk that fine line, and analyze data about the political leanings of religious groups in the US.

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Timeline of Supreme Court Justices

February 29, 2016
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With the upcoming appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice, I wondered just how liberal and conservative previous justices have been. I found some data, and tried my hand at creating a graph to help visualize it... In my quest for data, I came upon an article on the NYTimes

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How to build a customized voter registration data viewer

November 13, 2015
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With a major election coming next year, I was wondering if there have been any shifts & changes in the voters in my state.  This seems like an interesting opportunity for some data analysis, eh!?! To get you into the spirit of elections, here's an "I Voted" sticker from my friend

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