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Paul Butler

N.H. School Board Member Wants To Ban Football

Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

New Hampshire school board member Paul Butler's proposal to ban football from Dover and its schools has surprised and upset the community. Butler, ...

Facebook Data Visualizations Offer New Insight Into, Well, Us

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.05.2012 | Technology

The Facebook data team has leveraged the vast quantity of personal information collected from its 900 million users to visualize how our habits, polit...

Facebook Maps Politics: Data Show Locations of Democrats, Republicans Based On Check-Ins

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Reporters and politicians like to talk about the electorate in terms of red states and blue states, even though we know intuitively that's a far too s...

Jury Nullification: An Important Tool Against Drug War Injustices?

Tony Newman | Posted 02.22.2012 | Crime
Tony Newman

Should juries vote "not guilty" on low-level marijuana charges to send a message about our country's insane marijuana arrest policy?

"Who Got the Camera?": Hip-Hop's Quest for Social Justice

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

In an era marked by the increased presence of law enforcement in Black communities, young Black men were particularly susceptible to blatant forms of police brutality. As such, so-called "gangsta rap "was likely the most organic documentation of police brutality in Black communities.

Stunning Map Of Facebook Friendships Around The World

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for picture.* Paul Butler, an intern with the Facebook data infrastructure engineering team, has created a gorgeous map of the world t...

"The Jim Crow Laws of the 21st Century": Will New York Change?

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Odile Weissenborn

In New York, the 36-year-old Rockefeller Drug Laws may be massively overhauled.