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Eight years. 533 campaign promises. Tracking the record of President Barack Obama.
What if: The EU had presidential elections like the USA?
There are two phenomena which converged towards the writing of this blogpost. First of, the recent US elections have put into question, yet again, the voting system used in electing the US...
The parallels between the Russia investigation and Watergate
Russian interference in the presidential election and the investigation into alleged collusion with the Trump campaign has drawn comparisons to Watergate, with the appointment of an independent...
Clinton and Trump Have Very Different Strategies for the Final Stretch
As the presidential campaign enters its final weeks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making their closing arguments in this long and bruising election. The candidates’ positions on the issues...
Public budgets visualized. Website & tool.
Democratic governments take 30%-50% of our income. Arguments about economics, politics and corruption occupy a large part of the public discourse. But shockingly - in the age of self-driving cars -...
How the opioid epidemic became America's worst drug crisis ever
Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than HIV/AIDS did at its peak. These maps and charts tell the story.
One Angry Bird
The inaugural address contains the first words uttered by a new president. It is an untarnished moment during which the American leader can set the presidential tone, inspire a country, put an...
The use of chemical weapons is banned under international law and could constitute a war crime. International investigators have concluded that sarin, chlorine and sulphur mustard gas have been...
Over eight months into the Mosul offensive, Islamic State militants have been dislodged from all of the city. The fall of Mosul marks the end of the Iraqi half of Islamic State’s self-styled...
When Donald Trump swept to victory in the Electoral College on Nov. 8, perhaps no group was more surprised than journalists, who had largely bought into the polls showing Hillary Clinton was...
Trading with Trump
The "Trading with Trump" infographic focuses on global trade and what stocks would initially benefit when Trump started his presidency based on what he has said during his campaign. Of Trump’s...
Visualization of 1.500 individuals and organizations connected directly and indirectly to Donald Trump. The data comes from an investigation by Buzzfeed.
This survey is an estimate of the political balance of power at the time of the survey, not a prediction of the outcome of the upcoming elections. The reliability of a survey depends on its...
Red and Blue America: The Political Divide at the State Level
The electoral college map, which was ubiquitous during the 2016 US presidential election, masks the political differences within states. In this piece, I examine the political divide at a more...
The US Foreign-aid Budget, Visualized
Last month, the Obama administration announced an eye-popping $38 billion security assistance deal with the Israelis, to be disbursed over ten years starting in 2019. That caught us off-guard. It...
Eurozones - The Brexit Landscape
The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat? A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complex structure of the European Union and the...
French Presidential Election
On May 7, France elected Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, president for the next five years.
Before Getting a Seat on the Bench, Supreme Court Nominees Have a Hill to Climb
Less than two weeks after taking office, President Donald Trump announced that he was nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Roughly two months later, he was confirmed by the Senate. That...
Here's how 'Obamacare' covered Americans with pre-existing conditions. What happens next?
In all, at least 30 pre-existing conditions would automatically disqualify people from major health insurance plans before the Affordable Care Act, according to another recent study by the Kaiser...
Federal budget 2017
The Government expects to spend $14 billion more in the next financial year compared to the current financial year.
The Great Asian Arms Buildup
The 15th Shangri-La Dialogue kicks off in Singapore on June 3, with a keynote speech by Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha. The region’s most prestigious defense meeting gathers military...
Exploring the International Food Trade
The interactive chord chart explores the international trade of vegetables, animals, and food products between the top 15 import and export countries from 2005 to 2014. Each chord represents the...
Inside the Echo Chamber
Over the past four days, a mix of politicians and other figures — athletes, actors, business people and the like — delivered 73 speeches as part of the Republican National Convention. We tracked...
The 10 Ages of Migration
There was an estimated 2.85 million residents moving between local authorities in England and Wales between July 2014 and June 2015 according to data from ONS. The maps show the net flow per 1,000...
The Electoral College misrepresents every state, but not as much as you may think
Hillary Clinton surpassed Donald Trump by more than 2 million votes, but lost the electoral college 306 to 232. In raw votes, it was the largest popular-vote lead in history for a candidate who...
___ is more: Millennials versus Baby Boomers
___ is more? For Millennials and Baby Boomers, there is a clear divide between those who prioritize personal experiences versus financial stability as the "more" that they value. This piece won...
Documenting Hate News Index
The Documenting Hate project launched in response to the lack of national data on hate crimes. While the FBI is required by law to collect data about hate crimes, the data is incomplete because...
America's global standing plummets under Donald Trump
A new survey from Pew Research Centre shows sharp drops in global approval ratings for America since the election of Donald Trump.
Bloomberg Brexit Barometer
Can a metaphor with animated weather icons track the economic well-being of the United Kingdom and show the impact of Brexit over time? Here is our attempt at adding a little levity to an important...
London household spending outstrips the rest of the UK
London households’ average weekly spending is one and-a-half times more than households in the North East of England, latest data from the ONS shows. At £652.40, households in London spent the...