The Not-So-Neutral Net?

The Not-So-Neutral Net?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explores the controversial action being considered in Congress called “Net Neutrality.” What is this political issue and how might it affect you? When you go online, do you expect to be able to access any website you choose? Do you want to view […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Gender and Political Party In the United States today, who has it easier: women or men? As it turns out, your answer might depend at least somewhat on your political party. While 50 percent of Democrats say that women have a tougher time, only 19 percent of Republicans think so. Moreover, while more than two-thirds […]

Impeachment Articles Against Trump?

Impeachment Articles Against Trump?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story examines Democrat Al Green’s released articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. What is Green basing his accusations on? And how likely is this to gain any political traction in the country? In a 15-page document, Representative Green outlines all of the ways […]

Chasing the Youth Vote

Chasing the Youth Vote

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how politicians are trying to win over the elusive (but influential?) youth voter. In races all over the country, candidates target the “youth vote” (young millennials, ages 18 to 29) with television and social media ad campaigns encouraging them to register and […]

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the change in leadership in the Commerce Department as the government prepares for the upcoming 2020 census. John Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is retiring from his post. Ron Jarmin will take his place as acting director until President […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chinese Drought Continues Northern China, especially Inner Mongolia, is facing its worst drought in history. The intense temperature and lack of rainfall over the past few months are causing more and more of the region to be taken over by desert in a process known as desertification. As of late May, roughly 120,000 people and […]

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at an important congressional race that is happening in Virginia. On Tuesday, voters in Virginia will choose their nominees for governor. This is a primary election, meaning that Democrats will vote for a Democratic nominee, and Republicans will vote for a Republican nominee, who […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

You Decide! Is the 100 Days Metric Useful? For decades, it has become tradition to measure a new president’s effectiveness at governing by his or her first 100 days in office. This practice began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, during his first 100 days, managed to sign 76 bills into law, declare (and then […]

New Health Care Plan Scrapped

New Health Care Plan Scrapped

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Two weeks ago, btw reported on the new health care plan proposed by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans, called the American Health Care Plan (AHCA). The AHCA was introduced as a replacement for the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (the ACA or “Obamacare”). However, last Friday, the legislation was killed before […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Town Hall Meetings Stir Up the United States Across the country, citizens are voicing their objections to President Donald Trump’s agenda using a method as old as our nation itself: by participating in town hall meetings. These meetings take place in churches, theaters, high school auditoriums, and many other venues, and give people a chance […]