About the author
Hilary Sargent is the founder of ChartGirl.com, where she makes charts to describe complicated news stories. Her site was recently called one of the 50 Best Websites of 2013 by TIME Magazine and her charts have been featured by Reuters, AtlanticWire, Boing Boing, Business Insider, and others.
Sargent has worked as an investigator for law firms and political campaigns. Once upon a time, she was an intern in The Boston Globe's State House bureau.
Sargent is a Boston native, back in town after 7 years in Manhattan. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @lilsarg and @_chartgirl_.