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Why We Fight

June 15th, 2011

Every now and again I see a particularly egregious chart. Usually, I shake my head in horror and move on. Occasionally however I am moved to redraw it, and blog about it here.

My most important redrawing is this one, co2 sparkline about global warming .

Tax Plans
My most famous is this one about US Republican and Democrat tax proposals.
It was timely, so hit the top of Digg and Reddit briefly and was widely reposted, sparking hundreds of spirited conversations. Most happily for me it earned an approving link from the inimitable Ben Fry.

And here’s the one that got me started.
Test Pattern

And that’s why we fight.