Charles Blow is the NYT's "Visual Op-Ed Columnist". His work appears every other Saturday. The pieces combine a graphic with text (sounds vaguely familiar). Blow's bio is also interesting as an example of a career path.
There is also a web Q&A with Blow here.
Discuss: 1) Do text and graphic work together? Are they both integral to the point? Could you get the point from either (in which case, why text or why graphic)? 2) Do Blow's graphics provide new insights into the data? 3) What do you think of the aspect ratio used in most of the graphics (tall and skinny)?