Crony Connect: Building investigative tools with R and Shiny

This post describes how I built Crony Connect, a tool to identify politically-connected individuals by cross-referencing public databases. I’m writing this because it might be helpful to others working on similar projects, and also as a reminder to myself of what the hell this code does, because no matter how many comments I add I will absolutely forget.

AOC is right – we shouldn't accept the heckler's veto

On Saturday, a group of congressional Republicans wrote to President-elect Biden, asking him to dissuade Speaker Pelosi from pursuing a second impeachment of President Trump — “in the spirit of healing”.