Assorted Links – 1/18/2019

Welcome to Assorted Links, a collection of interesting media relevant to the DMV. Local food banks are under a great amount of pressure during the government shutdown. This story details how Maryland Food Bank is helping the communities it serves. The already struggling Metro is losing $400k a day during the shutdown. Furloughed workers are […]

Frankly…Pizza in Kensington, MD

Frankly…Pizza is nestled behind the Safeway in Kensington. Parking is scarce, but free, if you can grab a spot out front of FP. If not, there is street parking. About a block away, which is where we park, is a public lot (free). The patio is nice and spacious, although it gets loud if it’s […]

Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic Incidents

Pedestrian safety has been a huge issue in Montgomery County, MD for several years but the rate of incidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians has been steadily climbing this year.  Take a look at this data visualization I put together to see the impact motor vehicles have on pedestrian and cyclist safety in Montgomery County, […]

Amid affordable housing crisis, County Executive Candidate takes donations from developers

Nancy Floreen, candidate for Montgomery County Executive, under fire for taking donations from developers and business interests

Too Busy to Think

From “Being Busy Is Killing Our Ability to Think Creatively” Our constant state of busy is hurting our brains. Our phones, computers, and binge-watching all those television shows might be doing more harm than good. The idea is to balance linear thinking—which requires intense focus—with creative thinking, which is borne out of idleness. Switching between […]

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business

In reviewing filings from the Eric Trump Foundation and other charities, it’s clear that the course wasn’t free–that the Trump Organization received payments for its use, part of more than $1.2 million that has no documented recipients past the Trump Organization. Golf charity experts say the listed expenses defy any reasonable cost justification for a […]

Politics & Policy – Roundup 06/07/2017

Democrats to sue Trump over conflicts of interest – “Dozens of House and Senate Democrats plan to sue President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, claiming he is breaking the law by refusing to relinquish ownership of his sprawling real-estate empire while it continues to profit from business with foreign governments.” It was just reported that […]

The Millenial Consumer

Millenials have been driving advertisers crazy. We don’t respond to ads like other generations have. Instead, we respond to how well a company embraces our values: sustainability, advancing social issues, knowing where our food and products come from, etc. This suggests that instead of brands driving consumer tastes, Millenials are pushing brands to make smarter […]

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