Oregon’s New Climate Change Plan

Oregon’s New Climate Change Plan

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s “Green New Deal” . . . clean energy bills . . . the ongoing debate over nuclear versus coal. Many agree that reducing pollution and carbon emissions is a good idea for our planet, it’s much harder to come up with a plan for change that everyone can get behind. But […]

Hurricane Michael: Seven Months Later

Hurricane Michael: Seven Months Later

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in United States | No Comments

You may remember October 2018, when Hurricane Michael hit the Florida panhandle. This record-breaking storm left a wide path of devastation across Florida and southern Georgia, and now, seven months later, many people are still suffering Michael’s aftermath. Here, btw takes a closer look at the storm, at what happened after, and at the challenges […]

To the Moon by 2024?

To the Moon by 2024?

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Fifty years after NASA first landed astronauts on the Moon, they are gearing up to do it again. The president and vice president have stated that the United States will return to the Moon by 2024: just five years from now. And NASA says it can make that happen. Here, btw takes a closer look. […]

State of the Union Recap

State of the Union Recap

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Last Thursday evening, Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union Address from the House of Representatives. The speech was broadcast live on national television, and millions of Americans tuned in to watch. While supporters praised the president’s message of bipartisanship and the importance of coming together across the political aisle, critics pointed out […]

Results Still Out in North Carolina

Results Still Out in North Carolina

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Government, United States | No Comments

The midterm elections have been finished for over a month now, right? Wrong. In fact, in one North Carolina district, allegations of fraud have paused the election process indefinitely. This post takes a closer look at what’s happening in North Carolina, and what this might mean for that district come January. So What Happened? In […]

Freebird!

Freebird!

Thanksgiving has been observed by some of America’s earliest leaders. In recent years, the president has received a turkey from a farmer who raises turkeys, but instead of eating the turkey, the president sets it free. This tradition is a fun way the president celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday. Bush Starts the Tradition In the past, […]

The Motherhood Gap

The Motherhood Gap

Women in the United States are having babies later than ever before. But according to a new study, the age at which they give birth varies widely based on geographic location and level of education. Here, btw takes a look at the findings and explores how maternal age can affect a family’s future. A Maternal […]

Celebrate Constitution Week

Celebrate Constitution Week

On September 17, the United States celebrates an important anniversary. On that date in 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention added their signature to a document that would become the “supreme law of the land”—the U.S. Constitution. James Wilson, a delegate from Philadelphia, proudly stated that “it is the best form of government which has ever […]

Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention. These delegates from several of the states had been meeting in Philadelphia. Initially they gathered to discuss ways to improve upon the Articles of Confederation, which was this nation’s first official governmental system. However, in the course of […]

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Last week, btw took a closer look at the grievance that professional football player Colin Kaepernick filed against the NFL, accusing teams of working together to refuse to give him a contract in order to punish him for performing peaceful protest (“taking a knee”) during the national anthem before games. (Kaepernick, a former quarterback for […]