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Do Politicians Vote for What Their Constituents Need? An Interactive Map on Food Stamps

A week and a half ago, in the name of fiscal responsibility and fraud prevention, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut $40 billion dollars from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP), which provide funding for food stamps for low-income Americans.

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Do Politicians Vote for What Their Constituents Need? An Interactive Map on Food Stamps

September 30, 2013 3 minute read

A week and a half ago, in the name of fiscal responsibility and fraud prevention, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut $40 billion dollars from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP), which provide funding for food stamps for low-income Americans.

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Benn Stancil

President & Co-founder

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Scoring Your Fantasy Football Draft, Before It’s Too Late

September 25, 2013 6 minute read

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Three weeks ago, I came out of my (predictable) fantasy football draft confident that I had a team destined to steamroll its way to the championship. Today, after being shocked and humbled by three straight losses, doubts are creeping in. Have I just had an unlucky run? Did I have it all wrong and it’s time to desperately look for trades? Or should I just fold and wait for the Fantasy Playoff Challenge? These are important questions - fives of dollars are at stake.

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Benn Stancil

President & Co-founder

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Has YouTube (and Miley Cyrus) Peaked?

September 21, 2013 6 minute read

Two weeks ago, Miley Cyrus released her newest single, Wrecking Ball, on YouTube. The video, like her previous single We Can’t Stop (which was analyzed in an earlier post), was greeted with poor fan reviews. But after the video became the most instantly popular YouTube video in history, I couldn’t help but wonder about the future of YouTube.

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Benn Stancil

President & Co-founder

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The Agony, Ecstasy, and Odds of a (Nearly) Perfect Game

September 9, 2013 5 minute read

On Friday night, I was (un?)lucky enough to attend Yusmeiro Petit’s near-perfect game in San Francisco. After Petit retired 26 Diamondbacks in a row, pinch hitter Eric Chavez hit a soft line drive that fell inches in front of a flopping Hunter Pence.

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Benn Stancil

President & Co-founder

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