Political junky that I am, I'm watching the US presidential election obsessively closely. One thing I am interested in are the differences in policy among the candidates. And while there's nothing like curling up in front of the fire with a good 15-point analysis of energy policies, sometimes it helps to take a different, non-linear view.
One way to do that is to generate a word cloud -- a visual depiction of the most frequently occurring words in a body of text. As an example, here are the word clouds of the energy policy statements of Pres. Obama and candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (excluding the word energy itself). Note the differences in the most common words of the three. These may not be flashy, but they're certainly easier to grasp.