GOOD Magazine Illustrates Transparency


If you haven’t discovered GOOD magazine yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. It bills itself as a venue "for people who give a damn." It’s also a lot of fun. In the past couple of weeks, the magazine has published four political visualizations in its TRANSPARENCY section.

The first is an amazing graph illustrating the amount of work accomplished and time spent by the U.S. Senate over each of the last 20 years.

Another is a very cool three-minute video on where John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have received their campaign cash.

They have a fascinating graph titled "The Cost of Nation (Re) Building" illustrating the value of U.S. government contracts awarded in Iraq and Afghanistan from October 2003 through September 2006.

And the fourth is titled Poll Position, an awesome graph illustrating the accuracy of all the major public opinion polls in each of the presidential elections since 1960.

This is one of those sites where, because of the information and stylish presentation, you don’t feel so guilty chasing rabbits all over the place. It’s like crack for the political junkies out there.