Midterm Races to Watch

Midterm Races to Watch

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site reports on key political races in the midterm elections that are less than a week away. It feels like you can’t turn on the television or check in on social media this month without seeing a political ad, as candidates gear up for the November […]

Close Vote in Ohio Special Election

Close Vote in Ohio Special Election

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

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site recounts the very tight special election results that happened in Ohio’s 12th Congressional district. The last year has seen critical special elections popping up across the country, from Georgia to Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, it was Ohio’s turn. As the nation watched, Democrat Danny O’Connor faced […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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

A Bridge of Love in Northern Africa In a world where it often seems like everyone is at war, the neighboring North African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea have finally made peace. Once upon a time, these two countries were actually the same nation. But twenty years ago, Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia. Soon […]

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 […]

Paul Ryan Retiring?

Paul Ryan Retiring?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the stated reasons and the possible consequences for the announced upcoming retirement of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, announced last week that he will not be seeking another term when his current one expires […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Pink Wave Since 2016, the number of women running for Congress has more than doubled. In fact, in 2018, there are 555 women running for 324 U.S. House, Senate, or governors’ races. For many female voters, it’s important to see a woman in office. And Trump’s continued unpopularity among American women makes them more […]

Gerrymandering: How to “Shape” an Election

Gerrymandering: How to “Shape” an Election

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the political practice of gerrymandering–a topic you should hear a lot about in the news as the 2018 congressional elections approach. In a democratic election, whichever candidate gets the most votes wins. If more people vote for Democrat candidates, then the Democrats become the party in power. And if […]

Don’t Mess With Texas

Don’t Mess With Texas

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Government | No Comments

The 2018 election cycle is officially underway! Last week, Texas was the first state to hold its primary midterm elections, while political analysts from all over the country watched to see what could be learned from the results. Here, btw takes a look at some of the findings, and what they could mean for midterm […]

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 […]

#NeverAgain?

#NeverAgain?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

It’s been two weeks since the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed at least 17 people and injured at least 14 more. Since then, there has been a lot of talk about establishing common-sense gun control laws, while well-worn debates begin once more about Second Amendment rights, […]