Tiananmen Square: Thirty Years Later

Tiananmen Square: Thirty Years Later

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web recalls an important moment in China’s recent history. Here in the United States, we often take the right to protest for granted. But in China in 1989, the government strongly and publicly cracked down on a group of student protestors in Tiananmen Square, with deadly results […]

Trump Imposes Tariffs on Mexico

Trump Imposes Tariffs on Mexico

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web details the unexpected Mexican tariff announcement recently made by President Trump. By now, you’re probably pretty familiar with the tariff war between China and the United States: basically, we raise tariffs on goods from China, and China responds by raising tariffs on goods from the United […]

Drug Companies Accused of Price Fixing

Drug Companies Accused of Price Fixing

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines how a state attorney general is accusing drug companies of artificially inflating the price of generic medicines. Imagine that you go to the pharmacy to pick up a medication that you’ve been taking regularly for years. But instead of the $30 a bottle that you […]

Police Raid California Journalist Home

Police Raid California Journalist Home

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web tells the story of a police action against a journalist who thought he was protected by the First Amendment. Freedom of the press is one of our essential democratic values. It basically refers to the idea that the government isn’t allowed to interfere with the media. […]

New Tensions in the Middle East

New Tensions in the Middle East

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web gives an update on the recurring tensions between the United States and Iran over the nuclear weapons deal originally negotiated by Barack Obama. In 2018, President Trump pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal that the United States and other […]

Trump Takes on Asylum Seekers

Trump Takes on Asylum Seekers

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides a report about the Trump administration’s suggestion to charge asylum seekers a fee for immigrating into the country. Last week, Trump followed up with a presidential memo suggesting several changes to the current immigration policy. These changes are aimed specifically at potential asylum seekers and […]

Barr Under Fire

Barr Under Fire

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides another update on the Mueller Report release and takes a closer look at Attorney General Barr’s summary of the report For most of Donald Trump’s presidency, he has been under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for his knowledge of Russian tampering in the 2016 […]

Villages of Reconciliation

Villages of Reconciliation

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines efforts in Rwanda to promote reconciliation from a tragic past event. A quarter-century ago, the country of Rwanda was torn apart by a bitter and brutal civil war that claimed countless lives. All of these years later, survivors still cope with devastating physical and emotional […]

Colleges Face New Challenges Over Race for Admissions

Colleges Face New Challenges Over Race for Admissions

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web looks at a problem that Texas Tech University is facing regarding the use of race in admission decisions. Few issues are as hotly-debated in the world of higher education admissions as the role of student applicants’ race. Supporters of using a student’s race as a determining […]

Every Person, Counted

Every Person, Counted

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides information on the upcoming 2022 Census Report data gathering. The 2020 census is coming up. Excited? You should be. According to the Constitution, the federal government must count up how many people are living in the U.S. once every decade. That information is then used […]