About John Wilson

John Wilson is an analytical communications professional, with a passion for sifting through data for compelling stories and insights. John started his career on Capitol Hill and chased his love of data and communications out of politics and into opinion research and public relations. John graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the George Washington University where he studied political science and statistics. Beyond work, John loves the mountains and can be found skiing or hiking in both the Sierras and the Rockies.
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Free Speech Means You Can ‘Like’ Whatever You Want

Over the last few centuries, American courts have worked to define protected speech under the First Amendment. Thanks to landmark cases, we now know that, among other things, your right to burn an American flag is protected under free speech (Texas v. Johnson), as is your right to run ads on TV before an election…
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One Nation, Indivisible? The Push for the 51st State

When you hear the word “secede,” you (like me) probably picture battle scenes from a civil war era movie you watched years ago. It can be alarming (or just unusual) when we hear that secession movements are happening across the country today. The good news is that instead of entire states seceding to form their…
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When Martians Hack? The Final Frontier for the Internet

Who wants to live on Mars if you can’t get good Wi-Fi? Organizations like Mars One are aiming to have humans on the red planet by 2023, but what’s the fun of a new planet if you can’t send email back to family, stream the latest season of “House of Cards,” or live tweet for…
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