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Donald Trump’s rise from joke candidate to Commander in Chief was extraordinary. As Delayed Gratification is a Slow Journalism magazine, which reports on events at least three months after they’ve...
The growing gap between the top and bottom rungs of the socio-economic ladder has been a prominent topic of public discourse in recent years. Statistics vividly portray this phenomenon. According...
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 Platinum Patients
Each year, 1 in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as another 19 combined. This critical five percent of the U.S. population is key to solving the nation's health care...
How terrorism in the West compares to terrorism everywhere else
Since the beginning of 2015, the Middle East, Africa and Asia have seen nearly 50 times more deaths from terrorism than Europe and the Americas.
We the Tweeple
Never before has Twitter played such a prominent role in an election. If Clinton or Trump wants to say something or react to news — even if it's at 3 a.m. — they don't need to coordinate a press...
___ 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...
Instead of Brexit
The Brexit divorce bill is estimated to be £66 billion. Instead, let’s buy every working person in the UK a burrito for lunch every day for a year.
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...
Here Are the Hate Incidents Against Mosques and Islamic Centers Since 2013
Data from a civil rights group shows that reports of hate incidents involving American mosques jumped sharply in 2015 and has remained at the same rate since — about once every three days. More...
Another New Normal
2016 was a stormy year for the real estate market. First of all, the sale amount of China's real estate reached 10.25 trillion yuan. Second, 22 cities in China took turns to restrict the purchase...
Bullies and Victims: How bullying incidents vary across grades and how they are reported
We analyzed a friendship and aggression network collected from a group of high school students (8th–12th graders). We depicted social behaviors among the studied subjects by designing a...
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...
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...
How America’s Thinking Changed Under Obama
Public opinion on 32 big issues over the past eight years
Where Do Clinton And Trump Have The Most Upside?
Before the 2016 election, we built a county-by-county model to show where shifts in demographic groups could make the biggest difference. The model, and the resulting interactive, showed users...
What does it look like when Obamacare explodes?
Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces are in a precarious position. Aetna quit the Obamacare marketplaces last week, leaving Nebraska and Delaware. In Iowa, a smaller plan called Medica has...
Terror’s daily reality
To capture the toll of terror, the Los Angeles Times tracked every fatal act of terrorism around the world in April. By the end of the month, terror had struck 180 times, wounded 1,385 and...
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...
NAFTA Trade Flows
What does trade within NAFTA look like? Driven by trade data from the UN Comtrade dataset, this interactive explorable analysis of trade within NAFTA profiles trade over time and across commodity...
The Executive Abroad
No sitting American president traveled outside the country before Theodore Roosevelt traveled to Panama in 1906 to see the construction of the Panama Canal. A century later Air Force One regularly...
How does the world percieve corruption?
How does the world perceive corruption? The Corruption Perception Index is maintained by Transparency International from 2012 to 2015.
In the federal government, how likely is it that a woman will make more than a man?
If men and women were evenly distributed among federal jobs and pay ranges, you’d expect women to make more than men about half the time.
The Rise and Fall of Greater China's Economy
China's economy has grown rapidly since its economic reforms and increasing openness to trade, however, Hong Kong and Taiwan's economic performance in recent years has gradually slowed. The Fortune...
The Art of Gerrymandering
In most states in the US, the responsibility for redrawing congressional districts is owned by none other than the state legislature. The majority party in state legislatures often abuse this right...
Visualization of 1.500 individuals and organizations connected directly and indirectly to Donald Trump. The data comes from an investigation by Buzzfeed.
2016 US Campaign Expenses
How did candidates spend their money in the 2016 US Election cycle? Data from the FEC
UK Government Incomes
Where does the UK government get its money? How much does it then spend? And on what? Here you can review spending in your abstract metric of choice: billions, percentage of budget, or amount...
What President Obama’s executive actions mean for President Trump
Executive orders are just one of nearly 30 types of presidential actions that the president can use to do his job. All presidents have used them — they range from Lincoln’s Emancipation...
Mapping the flow of International Trade
According the UN’s Comtrade database, the global market for imported goods totaled $15.6 trillion in 2015. This map shows where those goods came from and where they went, each dot representing $1...