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Election '08 Campaign Finance

Election '08 Campaign Finance

The interactive map shows campaign finance data for each presidential candidate in the 2008 election. The version I worked on that won an award was published in 2007. It has been subsequently replaced by the current version on the site.

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Awards
2007 – Awards of Excellence from Society of News Design

Where the Lottery Money Goes

Every year, state lotteries are selling billions of dollars worth of tickets. A big part of that money is supposed to go back into funding education or at least that is what we are led to believe. Recent research from The New York Times shows that most of the money from lotteries is actually used to fund the games themselves. The lottery money accounts for only between less than 1 percent to 5 percent of the total funding for K-12 education last year.

The graphics Hannah Fairfield, Ron Nixon and I did shows where the money from ticket sales goes and lottery spending per resident for the 42 states and the District of Columbia that have lottery programs.

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Sea Ice in Retreat

This summer saw a record-breaking loss of Arctic sea ice.

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Where Water Is Scarce

Water-scarce areas in China are among the most densely populated and economically active in the world.

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Layers of Ownership

Formation Properties purchases the Habana Healthcare Center and 48 other Florida nursing homes in 2002 and contracted with executives backed by Warburg Pincus to manage the facilities. Those executives created a complex corporate structure around each nursing home. As a result, many profits were shielded from lawsuits.

Listen to reporter Charles Duhigg explaining the complicated structure of the Habana Health Care nursing home and its facilities.

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A Guide to ‘The Age of Rembrandt’


Design, Programming

“The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” an exhibition of the museum’s complete Dutch collection of 228 paintings, stretches through 12 galleries. It’s a lot to take in. Here are some highlights. Holland Cotter, art critic of The New York Times, narrates.

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Running Behind Schedule

Transportation Department records show that flights on certain routes are nearly always delayed by 15 minutes or more, making them officially late. In the year ended June 30, 121 regularly scheduled flights were late more than 70 percent of the time. The vast majority of these arrive or depart from Newark or J.F.K. airports.

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