Posts Tagged ‘washpost’

Picks and Possibilities: Obama’s Cabinet (Kelso)

Monday, November 24th, 2008

[Editor's note: This interactive which I co-created for the Washington Post keeps tack of president elect Obama's major cabinet appointees with a fun, game-like interface. See who's in the running for each position, Obama's rumored pick, and read bios for officially announced nominees. Many thanks to Aly!]

View original at washingtonpost.com.

Graphic by: Karen Yourish, Laura Stanton and Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, The Washington Post

Pick Your President contest (Wash Post)

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

[Editor's note: The Washington Post rolled out a new contest this week in preparation for the Democrat and Republican conventions and the big event come November 3rd. It uses a Flash based map of the 50 states to let the user choose which candidate McCain, Obama, or Other/undecided the state will vote for and how the votes will tally in the, as I interject, outmoded electoral college. Once set, the user can submit the map and prizes will be allocated after the election.]

Republished from the Washington Post:

Create your political map and predict the electoral outcome! Think you know politics? Here’s your chance to prove it. Pick which candidate will get to 270 electoral votes and you could win the most competitive contest outside the presidential race. Full Contest Rules and Prizes.

Enter the contest. Sample map below.

After the Mosquito’s Bite, What Causes That Itch? (Wash Post)

Monday, August 18th, 2008

A mosquito doesn’t “bite,” of course. Its proboscis works like a syringe to draw out blood. The resulting itch is caused not by the piercing proboscis or the protein in the mosquito’s saliva but by the body’s immune response to them. 

By Brenna Maloney And Patterson Clark — The Washington Post. First published July 2007. See original.