Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Facebook vs. Congress Last week, Election Central brought you the story of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, which resulted in private information of up to 87 million Facebook customers being harvested by Cambridge Analytica and used by Trump’s presidential campaign. In the wake of this privacy breach, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, was called to […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Side of ISIS American reporters have managed to retrieve over 15,000 pages of documents left behind by the Islamic State (ISIS). These documents–most of which show day-to-day governmental transactions, such as land purchases and marriage certificates–help to explain how ISIS managed to stay in power for as long as it did. The bottom line […]

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site gives some information about last week’s discussion between the White House and Congress regarding tightened gun control proposals. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting last month that killed 17 people and injured 14 more, many people are calling for the federal government to […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Five Types of Diabetes? Do you or someone you know suffer from diabetes? If so, you’re not alone: it’s the fastest-growing disease worldwide. Until recently, the disease has been classified into two types. Type 1, or early-onset diabetes, is the kind that people are born with. Type 2, or late-onset, develops over time. But scientists […]

Trump’s State of the Union

Trump’s State of the Union

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site summarizes President Trump’s first State of the Union address. On January 30, President Trump gave his annual State of the Union address. It was the third-longest such speech in history: one hour and twenty minutes long. In general, it was well-received. According to some polls, […]

The Long Weekend: Federal Government Shutdown

The Long Weekend: Federal Government Shutdown

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Government | No Comments

Over the weekend, the federal government shut down. Though it officially reopened on Tuesday, the shutdown–which has only happened 18 times in all of American history–illustrates the deep divide that exists between Democrats and Republicans in Congress. It also lleaves many Americans feeling frustrated by a legislative branch that seems unwilling to compromise in order […]

You Decide: Space Mission to the Moon

You Decide: Space Mission to the Moon

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

In December, President Trump announced his administration’s plans to send American astronauts back to the moon for the first time since 1972. The directive, called Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1), was signed on the 45th anniversary of Apollo 17’s landing on the moon on December 13, 1972. In his speech, Trump said that the goal […]

Trump versus Bannon

Trump versus Bannon

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the controversy surrounding a new book published about President Trump’s first year in office. Rarely has a book become so infamous before it’s even had a chance to make it to the shelves. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, […]

Year in Review 2017: National News

Year in Review 2017: National News

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

Here, btw takes a look at some of the stories that dominated national headlines in 2017. A New President The year began with the swearing in of the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, on January 20, immediately followed by the historic Million Women March the next day. The new president began stirring up controversy almost […]