Drug Use Among Politicians

Politicians stand to lose a lot by admitting to drug use, even if it was in their youth. The public tends to distrust politicians who acknowledge a past involving drugs, mainly because politicians are held to elevated standards. Even though 42% of people surveyed in the U.S. have tried marijuana and 16% have tried cocaine, it’s still widely believed that politicians should have a clean past.

A Royal Price Tag: The Cost of the Monarchy

The British monarchy is steeped in history, tradition – and cost. The money the monarchy surrenders back to the government (from the Crown Estate) makes up for these costs, but the figures are significant.It’s all laid out in the following infographic published by Confused.com.

Taxes on Americas Favorite Beverage: Soda

The concept of a soda tax (which is an additional tax) is very controversial in America and it’s an issue that has yet to be resolved say John Block, MD, of Harvard Medical School, commenting on whether states should increase taxes on soda in order to reduce obesity. But is this the real reason behind this tax? The following infographic published by Turbo Tax explores the issue.

How Social Ads Will Win the Election Ad Wars

Advertising in the social ecosystem offers presidential candidates bigger results than tweeting and Facebooking alone. Mainstream media is already asking: how big a role will social ads play in the 2012 presidential election? 140 Proof reviewed data from the 2004 and 2008 elections as well as recent reporting from AdAge, Adweek, and eMarketer in order to create this infographic about the 2012 landscape for political advertising.

Blood Diamonds On The High Street

In 2003 the United Nations introduced the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) to certify that diamonds are conflict free. The KPCS defines conflict diamonds as those which are funding rebel armies in areas of conflict. One flaw in the process is that it does not recognize governments who are committing acts of violence in their own country.

Navigating Political Terminology in an Election Year

Political terms are constantly being thrown around in media, and it can be a challenge to keep up with the language. Terms such as “bailout,” “caucus,” “filibuster” and others leaver those listening scrambling for a dictionary or googling the term to find out what it means. This infographic from Rasmussen College that will help you successfully navigate the political sphere.

A Brief History of Income Taxes

Did you know President Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s most beloved leaders, also instituted one of its least liked obligations – the income tax? In this brief history of taxes by Turbo Tax, see the historical events which shaped income taxes in the United States today.

Presidents on the Move

In celebration of Presidents’ Day holiday as well as the upcoming election in November, MyMove.com has examined the moves and former homes of US Presidents. They tracked the moving routes of four presidents from two distinct eras (revolutionary times and present day) to see how far and often today’s presidents move compared to yesteryear’s as well as some additional data.

Republicans vs Democrats: Which Party Really Rallies for Science

Simple innovations, space exploration, treatment of previously incurable diseases, and answers to the mysteries of the universe are just a few of the many scientific achievements of the past century. However, not everyone is convinced of the value science brings to humanity. And with funds for research and development at the forefront this election year, a question arises: Should the government invest more in science, or should funding be cut in an effort to reduce the federal budget? This infographic from assay depot looks at which political party is truly on the side of science, from a financial perspective.