The original Constitution of the United States, housed in the National Archives, is instantly recognizable to anyone who studied U.S. history—think “We the People” in large, elegant script. But the Constitution most people read, if they read it at all, usually comes in the form of a pocket-size book or digitized, search-able text. Recently, a surge in enthusiasm for the documents have also compelled artists to copy the Constitution by hand, and the New York Times to print an annotated version in its Sunday paper. advertisement advertisement ThoughtMatter, which has created its own version of the Constitution: a riso-printed, pink-and-blue booklet that wouldn’t look out of place at a zine fair. The agency has rendered the 230-year-old document in the common visual vernacular of today, in the hopes that it will help school kids learn about the Constitution. With a Kickstarter campaign for the … [Read more...] about Does The Constitution Need A Redesign?
Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” and stop corrupt elites from profiteering off the hard work of We The People. As this infographic shows, he’s doing the opposite. advertisement ProPublica used publicly available data to determine exactly how much money Trump is pocketing directly from taxpayer-funded and political spending at Trump Properties. The grand total? $16.1 million, so far. As the organization reports in its June 27 investigative piece, the “federal taxpayer data is incomplete because agencies are fighting disclosure.” Talking to ProPublica, one federal employee explained that he or she “could offer clarity, but I choose not to.” An infographic divides the money into three sources: the Donald Trump for President Inc. political campaign, other political campaigns, and U.S. taxpayer money. Typically, the money pictured here would be spent on hotels or airlines that have nothing to do with the … [Read more...] about How Trump is pocketing our money, visualized