• Checking In On VA05

    An election draws near. Taking a look at the financing in my high-drama home congressional district.

  • The Purpose of the Explore Section

    Beginners should have plenty of examples relevant to the work they want to do. Analysts need better resources to up their game.


  • Introducing tidyusafec

    Want to automate campaign finance data gathering from the Federal Election Commission? The FEC’s OpenFEC API is flexible from a developer’s perspective and cumbersome from an analyst’s. tidyusafec is a data retrieval R package that anticipates the common desire to work with tidy campaign finance data.

  • Learning R in 2018

    If you were wondering where to start and feeling intimidated, you are not alone! This post outlines one possible path of many to get your feet wet: by replicating some of the work published here at Charts On Charts.