Chart Of The Day

by Doug Allen


Dave Weigel traces the public’s interest in “sequestration” (in blue) and “the sequester” (in red):

[Y]ou’ll see that interest started to rise at the end of February, that the buzziest news stories were about congressional action, and that search volume exploded on March 1 — the Friday the cuts went into effect. By Monday, search volume had fallen by 63 percent. And it’s never recovered, even as the cuts get implemented and local news outlets diligently file stories on their impact.