Where is the Midwest?
A new tool is asking users to draw the outline of what they consider the region to be.
You guys follow our Sunlight Cities tumblr, right?
All of the graphics!
Here’s a round-up of most of our graphics from our Political 1% of the 1% sereis.
How do the nation’s most elite political donors spend their money?
The geography of the 1% of the 1%:
It’s hard to imagine donors being more cream of the crop than those members 1% of the 1% that reside in New York.
The Political 1% of the 1%: Meet the Gatekeepers of U.S. Elections
All this week, Sunlight is rolling out a new analysis on an elite group of 31,385 political donors. This group represents .01% of the U.S. population — a group of individuals so small, it can’t even fill a football stadium. Yet last election, they accounted for more than 28% of the total funds in the 2012 election.
Stay tuned all week as we roll out more graphics and visuals accompanying the series here on our tumblr.
As the farm bill heads to the floor, we noticed that all but two current senators have received cash from the agribusiness industry. And the agricultural world has spent their campaign cash quite strategically.
In fact, half of the $26 million agribusiness has poured into senatorial elections went straight to members of the Agricultural Committee and/or the related agricultural appropriations subcommittee.
Read more on the breakdown of agribusiness’ political cash here.
New Currency Borders via Fast Company:
"Theoretical physicist Dirk Brockmann used the dollar bill tracking site Where’s George to see how money moves, and create new state boundaries based on our economies. The darker the blue lines, the less likely it is a dollar bill will have crossed it."