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U.S. Pulls Out of Iran Nuclear Deal
May 18, 2018

U.S. Pulls Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the consequences of President Trump’s announcement that the United States is withdrawing from the nuclear treaty with Iran. The Iran nuclear accord–otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA–includes seven nations and was passed in 2015 under President Barack Obama: his […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 17, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

Another Sexual Harassment Charge New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman has become the latest politician to resign in the wake of the powerful #MeToo movement. Schneiderman–a Democrat, vocal defender of women’s rights, and anti-Trumper–has been accused of physically abusing four women. Aside from their anger over the incident itself, Democrats have also been angry […]

After the Fact: Elizabeth Eckford
May 16, 2018

After the Fact: Elizabeth Eckford

Studying history sometimes focuses on a particular moment in time or a significant event in someone’s life: Paul Revere’s midnight ride, Sacagawea’s journey through the Louisiana Territory, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk. But a lot of history happens when the spotlight is not shining on someone. In the After the Fact […]

The Price of Politics
May 11, 2018

The Price of Politics

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s no secret that Donald Trump has changed the political playing field. In fact, in the recent May primaries, it often seemed like most of the candidates spent more time […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 10, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

Peace & Justice Memorial Opens in Alabama On April 26, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the accompanying Legacy Museum opened in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, to huge crowds. Located just a sixteen-minute walk from each other, the two sites share a vision: to educate people about racial injustice from the end of slavery […]

Fighting Fake News
May 8, 2018

Fighting Fake News

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump claimed he could stand on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and shoot someone, and his supporters would still vote for him. Except . . . he never actually DID said that. It was a very famous example of what we now commonly call fake news. Since the 2016 presidential election, […]

Trump’s V.A. Nominee Withdraws
May 7, 2018

Trump’s V.A. Nominee Withdraws

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Have you heard of Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson? You might remember him as the doctor who gave Trump a physical earlier this year and raved about the 71-year-old president’s excellent […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 3, 2018

Stuff YOU Should Know

SuperShe Have you ever dreamed about being rich enough to buy an island all your own? Entrepreneur Kristin Roth has done exactly that. Plus, she has taken the idea a step further: her SuperShe Island is a place where no men are allowed. That’s right: no men at all. Up to ten women at a […]

Teachers Walk Out for Education
May 2, 2018

Teachers Walk Out for Education

Last month, btw brought you the story of a statewide teachers’ walkout in Oklahoma that lasted for nine days. During that time, the striking teachers filled the statehouse, protesting the legislature which has been steadily taking away funding from public education. Despite not getting everything they had hoped for, the Oklahoma teachers did make some […]

Cuba’s New President
Apr 30, 2018

Cuba’s New President

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site takes a look at the new president that has taken over in Cuba, the United States’ communist neighbor to the south. Diaz-Canel’s election is seen in many ways as the “passing of the torch” to the new generation. (He is nearly 30 years younger than […]