Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides you with an update on the looming problem of the Brexit deadline at the end of this month. Almost three years ago, in a move that shocked the world, the British people voted to break from the rest of the European Union (EU). Nicknamed “Brexit,” […]

Operation “Varsity Blues”

Operation “Varsity Blues”

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

You’ve probably been told your whole life what you need to do to get into a good college someday: study hard, get good grades, and give back to your community. At the same time, however, a recent court case has revealed that wealthy and celebrity families have been taking a shortcut through this process by […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

Each March 17th, people of all cultures all over the world come together to celebrate Irish culture. We wear green, go to parades, attend church services, and eat corned beef & cabbage (and sometimes slurp down a “shamrock” shake, if you like green-colored milk). But how much do you really know about origins of the […]

A New Battle in Church vs State

A New Battle in Church vs State

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on a new Supreme Court case focused on the continuing question of freedom of religion and the Constitutional separation of church and state. You probably know that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the separation of church and state. But what exactly […]

A New Election for North Carolina

A New Election for North Carolina

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the ongoing delay in the November election results for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Nearly four months after November’s midterm elections, one race is still undecided: North Carolina’s 9thCongressional District. In December, btw brought you the story of this complicated race and the suspected […]

Congress Challenges Trump’s National Emergency

Congress Challenges Trump’s National Emergency

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

Last month, btw brought you the story of the president’s recent controversial decision to declare a national emergency in order to gain the funding he needs to build a wall along the nation’s southern border. Since then, Democrats in Congress have passed legislation to block this from happening. But will it make a difference? Here, […]

Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you about the challenges of mentally ill prisoners and the use of the death penalty. Among the most controversial issues in the United States today is the use of the death penalty. And that issue gets even murkier when one considers the role of […]

An Important FIRST STEP

An Important FIRST STEP

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the Trump administration’s FIRST STEP Act. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. More than 2.1 million people are currently behind bars, a disproportionate number of them people of color. Moreover, many prisoners face inhuman conditions such […]

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the building debate over the Green New Deal legislative proposal. According to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if world emissions continue at their current rate, the Earth will face a 1.5- to 2-degree Celsius warming between the […]

Voters Challenged in Texas

Voters Challenged in Texas

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the ongoing concerns (or lack thereof) about voters identities in Texas Shortly after he was elected to the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump began complaining publicly about voter fraud. According to him, hundreds of thousands of people had cast ballots illegally and […]