Five-part interactive explanation of quantitative easing. My favorite part: “The Fed will likely buy $100s of billions of Treasury bonds using money that it creates out of thin air”
A nice animated/annotated series of charts explaining the output gap and its effects on unemployment.
A very well done interactive of how people will be affected by the expiration of the 2001/03 tax breaks, as well as a what Obama is proposing.
Includes the recent $26 billion state aid package. Related article.
Two cool analyses (even if you don’t care about baseball) of how Mariano Rivera and Stephen Strasbourg pitch. You have to wonder what kinds of similar work team scouts do behind the scenes.
As much as I hate to draw more attention to anything this woman has to say, I thought some of you wonks might find this interesting in the run-up to this November.
To counterbalance the bad taste that left in my throat, I’ll give another shoutout to the WashPost’s overall Campaign tracker, which is excellent:
Interactive exploration of the 45 Government agencies, 2000+ companies, and 854,000+ people working on government security. Part of the Washington Post’s 3-part series on the growth of national security infrastructure since 9/11.
Ever wonder why you can’t fly directly into Washington’s DCA airport (which is on the metro and only 15 minutes away from downtown, and have to fly into BWI or IAD instead (45 minutes away, if you’re lucky)? It’s all based on agreements with the Virginia locals on how many long distance flights are allowed to land. Congress is considering stretching that boundary a bit (which I am in complete favor of). Related article.
From the Guardian, a detailed history from 1930-2006.
From the Washington Post, an interesting Map/Calendar menu leads to team info and recent news.
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