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  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 12, 2013
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How does the meth industry in the AMC drama compare to the real one?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2013
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For over two years, many Congressional websites featured a hidden Flight of the Conchords Easter egg. This is the story of how that came to be.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 5, 2013
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The Battle of Smallville took a huge economic and human toll on Metropolis.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 21, 2013
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The first three seasons satirized war profiteering. This time around, the housing crisis is the target.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 27, 2013
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This is just a very good way to spend millions of dollars.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 26, 2013
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A visit to Puerto Rico, big spending cuts and better trade relations with Brunei Darussalam all make the laundry list of decidedly odd accomplishments touted in the 2012 Democratic party platform.

  • Suzy Khimm, Sarah Kliff, Dylan Matthews and Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 4, 2012
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Today, xkcd had some fun at the expense of our less formal Senators: This made me wonder - what do Senators actually tweet about? So I wrote a Python script to scrape every Senate's last 20 tweets so I could analyze them. Here are the most commonly used words, filtering out both common words like "and" or "the" and URL contents like "http" and "www".

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 18, 2012
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