More presidential candidates please

“If it seems as if the list of presidential candidates for 2016 is growing by the day, that is because it is, at least on the Republican side.” Alicia Parlapiano for the New York Times charts the changing campaign calendar with more candidates and earlier starts. Because you know, we’re not even halfway through 2015 yet.

On the upside: more charts.

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Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.