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A Word on Mapping Bias

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So you come across this map on an article relating to an issue or policy you’re a bit skeptical of. You see the geographic correlation in the map—the number of units (in parentheses) is very low in the northern Mountain States and Dakotas. If you’re like most people, you gloss over the details of the map and cede over that the author might have some sort of a point. After all… you can see that the data sources the map was written by are credible—the author seems to have provided objective proof.

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A New Mike Order?

The realm of Senatorial politics has long since been the talk of conspiracy theories. Heck, Senators have been involved in secretive societies all throughout the United States. From Washington’s Levi Ankeny on the Pacific to Rhode Island’s Robert Taft on the Atlantic, Senatorial history is clouded with the going-ons and workings of secretive societies all throughout America. I’ve taken an in-depth analysis of Senatorial patterns. I’ve come away with one huge takeawaya takeaway that’s left me shaken to the core…

A New Mike Order?

Sure, if you’re a C-SPAN nerd like myself and have been paying attention to Senate politics, you might have heard of Mike Enzi, Mike Crapo, Mike Rounds, Michael Bennet, and Mike Lee, but you probably never came to the realization that the states they represent form one contiguous body.

Coincidence? I think not.

Maybe there’s some secret political society aimed at electing Mikes to positions of power…

…Or maybe there’s just a slightly higher percentage of people named Mike in the American western interior.

In either case, President Trump better keep his eye on ol’ Mike Pence.