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Eight years. 533 campaign promises. Tracking the record of President Barack Obama.
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...
How States Have Voted in US Presidential Elections
This is a piece I made before the 2016 election to explore how US states have voted in the past 13 presidential elections. The visualization shows what party won the state's electoral votes and the...
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...
Copy, Paste, Legislate: We Looked For Legislation That Was Written By Special Interests. We Found It In All 50 States.
Lawmakers are supposed to write your laws. Instead, sometimes, special interests write them. This is how they do it. Our investigation examined nearly 1 million bills introduced in all 50 states...
DataCrime - Decoding public safety in Brazil
Public Safety data in Brazil is a difficult subject, almost impossible for a regular person to grasp. The data is spread across different government agencies and, more often than not, the agencies...
How India-Pakistan Tensions Have Disrupted Air Travel
Pakistan restricted its airspace after an air strike in late February by the Indian military in northern Pakistan. The disruption forced international airlines to take costly and time-consuming...
Global Modern Slavery 2016
Slavery is a term that many don’t associate with modern times; however 45.8 million people are estimated to be living in slavery today. The chart below shows their distribution worldwide and the...
How The NHS Winter Beds Crisis Is Hitting Patient Care
NHS hospitals were forced to add over 5,000 extra beds in one day this winter — that affects the care patients received.
The 17 key hours between the explosions of Alcanar and the attack on the Rambla
Since the explosion in the "factory" of the cell in the Montsià to the abuses of Barcelona it was almost a day.
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...
The European Union in crisis for 63,691 migrants
This data visualization shows the true numbers of a false migrant emergency in Europe. Designed for La Repubblica for the "highlight" section (called Primo piano), the first pages of the...
On the Trump Emoto-Coaster
If it felt like you were on an emotional rollercoaster during this past Presidential election, just look at what was happening to Donald Trump. As shown in ten of the major speeches he gave from...
The news is a major part of how many people obtain information every day. While it provides a vital function to keep people informed about the important issues, we don't often consciously consider...
How three recent launches signalled new leaps in North Korea's missile capabilities
It wasn’t a big surprise, but it was a big deal — so much so that North Korea issued commemorative stamps. Two successful missile launches in July almost certainly proved that the country had...
The President of the United States - Exploring 228 years of the Commander-in-Chief
This visualization explores the history of American leadership, displaying a timeline of every past president and charting their lives from birth, through education, career and presidency. It...
If Trump Taxes Foreign Metals, It’s Americans Who Will Pay the Price
As a candidate for president, Donald Trump promised he’d protect American jobs by weeding out cheap foreign steel and aluminum. To make good on that promise, he has launched investigations into...
The Rule Of Law: Hong Kong Vs China
This visual story compares how Hong Kong and China apply the rule of law. The gap between the two systems is laid out and both jurisdictions are compared to the best and worst countries, as tracked...
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...
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 rise of Islamic State in Southeast Asia
The attack by IS-related groups on the Philippine city of Marawi has highlighted the increasing presence of the militant group in Southeast Asia and has set alarm bells ringing.
Preparing To Choke: India’s Annual Pollution Threat Explained
India again found itself preparing for its worst weeks of air pollution. Each year, from late October, a thick blanket of smog settles over vast swathes of northern India, including the capital,...
A snapshot of the jobs malaise
This animated chart tracks the U.S. economy sector by sector, and follows employment and wages since 2006, just before the crash. The circles indicate industries, sized by their average number of...
Inaugurate is an interactive guide to presidential inauguration speeches through the lens of Google Search, built by Jan Willem Tulp of Tulp Interactive in connection with the Google News Lab and...
70 countries have had a female leader
As nations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, the number of countries that have had a female leader continues to expand. But the list is still relatively short, and even when...
All but two countries are in the Paris climate agreement. The U.S. could be the third.
President Trump declared that the United States would leave the Paris climate agreement, following months of infighting among Trump’s staff that left the world in suspense. He said he hopes to...
The State Financial Disclosure Project
While national debate in the United States continues over financial disclosure practices for federal officials, personal financial disclosure for state and local officials remains an under-studied...
Trumped: Analyzing 100 Days of Tweets
When Donald Trump took office on January 20th, 2017, he was already known for his tweeting — Slate even called him the best. Known for his strong interjections and his 140-character feuds with...
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...
Manufacturing jobs are returning to some places. But these jobs are different.
The United States has lost millions of factory jobs, but in the last few years, some have come back. Can more return?