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Archive of posts published in the category: Government

The Briefing Room: FEMA Disasters in the U.S.

I had the privilege of presenting on The Briefing Room today (view the full recording…

Worldwide Open Data Sites

Hi, it’s been a while since I posted last! The Tableau Public team has been…

Comparing Words Used in the First Presidential Debate

Here’s another breakdown of the words used by Mitt Romney and Barak Obama in this…

Can Presidents Forecast Unemployment?

(Updated 4/12/2012 – 2011 actual unemployment (8.9%) added. In the beginning of his presidency, Obama…

The Ins and Outs of California Finances

There has been much discussion in the Golden State of California about the state budget…

Are Speeding Tickets on the Rise?

{Full disclosure: with 3 speeding tickets in the past 2 years and a huge car…

U.S. Crime Rates Fall

The FBI recently released nationwide crime statistics for 2010¬†and crime is down for the fourth…

The Making of the “Melting Pot”

Exactly twenty-five years ago today, I loaded my bicycle onto a moving van and moved…