Todd Lindeman

Washington, D.C.

Todd Lindeman worked for The Washington Post's graphics team. He left The Post in January 2016.
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50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

December 4, 2015

What we now know about the Paris attacks and who is responsible

130 people were killed in Paris in November as attacks rippled across a half-dozen sites.

November 13, 2015

Where the game’s always on

Where the game’s always on From New York to the Bay Area, there’s never an offseason — essays on four-sport cities Ten years ago this month, the Nationals played their first game in Washington, making D.C. the 12th North American city with teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. Ten of the 12 cities have […]

April 14, 2015

The NHL Winter Classic: 2008 to present

In 2008, Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner wrote to Ted Leonsis, his counterpart with the Washington Capitals, that they needed to bring the Winter Classic to the nation’s capital. And seven years later, it will become a reality when the Capitals take on the visiting Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park on New Year’s Day.

December 27, 2014

Stats suggest modest gains for rookie coaches taking over a 3-13 team

For the fourth consecutive year, at least seven new head coaches that were not on the job at the beginning of the previous season will make their NFL debut.

September 7, 2014

Communication breakdown

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden obtained and shared with The Washington Post a large volume of e-mails, messages, photos and documents intercepted by the NSA from online accounts and network links in the United States. In this cache of communications, the NSA’s foreign targets were far outnumbered by ordinary Web users whose content was intercepted “incidentally,” as a collateral effect of the surveillance.

July 5, 2014

Unrequired reading

Unrequired reading Many of the thousands of reports mandated by Congress will only gather dust BREAKING POINTS | 2014 UPDATE Congress eliminated 48 of the 4,291 mandatory reports that had become a burden on bureaucrats. Then it asked for 70 new ones.   Read the full update. Every year, as required by law, the U.S. government prepares […]

May 3, 2014

From toilet to turbine

This summer, D.C. Water will begin using something it has a lot of (yes, poop, although folks there call it "biosolids") to generate something it needs: electricity. Key to the $470 million system is a unique process, the first of its kind in North America, created by Norwegian company Cambi. The process is called "thermal hydrolysis," and the basic idea is to cook the biosolids into a recipe that methane-making microbes can't resist, then burn the methane they produce to generate power. Here's how the system will work.

April 5, 2014

Sinkhole of bureaucracy

Sinkhole of bureaucracy Deep underground, federal employees process paperwork by hand in a long-outdated, inefficient system BREAKING POINTS | 2014 UPDATE Nine months later, not much has changed in the federal government’s underground paperwork mine.   Read the full update. In BOYERS, Pa. — The trucks full of paperwork come every day, turning off a country road […]

March 22, 2014