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, […]

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 […]

Is Trump A Fascist?

If you ask progressives on the Left, even some moderates, you will probably here an answer in the affirmative. I’ve been guilty of it–no, I won’t take it back–and will probably continue to do so if only because I feel that his brand of rule isn’t democratic, nor do I think he really cares about […]

How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning

Measles is no joke and we could be on the verge of a major outbreak. Measles is one of the most contagious and most lethal of all human diseases. A single person infected with the virus can infect more than a dozen unvaccinated people, typically infants too young to have received their first measles shot. […]

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Biggest Scandal in Washington

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Biggest Scandal in Washington: According to the consensus assessment of US intelligence agencies, Russian intelligence, under the orders of Vladimir Putin, mounted an extensive operation to influence the 2016 campaign to benefit Donald Trump. This was a widespread covert campaign that included hacking Democratic targets and publishing swiped emails via […]

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