Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Narrowly Avoids Shutdown It’s that time of year in the federal government again: budgeting time. And for a while, it looked like the government would once again be brought to the brink of a shutdown over the spending bill. However, at the last minute, representatives from both sides of the political aisle worked together […]

Candidates, Campaigns . . . and Child Care?

Candidates, Campaigns . . . and Child Care?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines how the increasing number of female political candidates is putting social pressure on the need for providing childcare for politicians on the campaign trail. Ever since Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential elections, women have become a mobilized political force […]

The Science of Victory

The Science of Victory

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site take a look at the growing number of scientists who are entering the political realm. Scientists and the regulators in the federal government often seem to be at odds with each other. President Trump, for example, has questioned the dangers of climate change and has appointed […]

The Price of Politics

The Price of Politics

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s no secret that Donald Trump has changed the political playing field. In fact, in the recent May primaries, it often seemed like most of the candidates spent more time […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Immigration Debate Fails Last week, the Senate opened the floor to debate over the recent immigration bill. Senator Majority Leader McConnell promised a fair and open debate, which was supposed to last up to a week. Instead, it lasted just over an hour. And by the end of it, no compromise bill had been reached. […]

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 […]