Federal Government Shutdown Continues

Federal Government Shutdown Continues

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Government, Top Stories | No Comments

You’ve probably heard about the partial government shutdown that’s been going on since December 20. And with good reason: it’s one of the longest-running federal government shutdowns in history. But what does it really mean when the federal government shuts down? Who is impacted? And how soon will it be re-opened again? What Exactly Is […]

Celebrate Constitution Week

Celebrate Constitution Week

On September 17, the United States celebrates an important anniversary. On that date in 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention added their signature to a document that would become the “supreme law of the land”—the U.S. Constitution. James Wilson, a delegate from Philadelphia, proudly stated that “it is the best form of government which has ever […]

Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention. These delegates from several of the states had been meeting in Philadelphia. Initially they gathered to discuss ways to improve upon the Articles of Confederation, which was this nation’s first official governmental system. However, in the course of […]

We the People

We the People

We live in a country where it is easy to take our freedom for granted. But the concept that the government must answer to its citizens is a very complicated idea. Despite the challenges and the shortcomings that are a reality in our very complicated nation, the basic foundation of our democracy remains a model […]

Neil Gorsuch–Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Neil Gorsuch–Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February left a vacancy on the Supreme Court that President Obama tried, and failed, to fill with his nominee, Merrick Garland. This week, President Trump announced his […]

Meet (Some of) the Trump Cabinet

Meet (Some of) the Trump Cabinet

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we begin to examine some of the top advisor picks made by President-elect Donald Trump. On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump appointed three new members of his cabinet, bringing the total to five as of the weekend. Retired General Mike Flynn has been appointed to the post […]

UPDATED! Women Poised to Make Gains in Congress

UPDATED! Women Poised to Make Gains in Congress

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Hillary Clinton is not the only woman who hopes to make history on November 8. The number of women in Congress is likely to reach record highs as well. Female candidates will benefit from running alongside Democratic nominee Clinton, and offensive remarks made by Republican candidate Donald Trump may give women an additional boost as well. […]

2016 Election Night Time Line

2016 Election Night Time Line

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

Tonight, on the Election Central Web site, we are keeping track of the ongoing presidential election results as each state poll closes and the number of electoral votes are counted. We’ll be updating our time line throughout the night–and tomorrow (if needed?). So keep checking back and refresh your link to learn the latest. To learn […]

You Decide! Will Trump Refuse to Concede?

You Decide! Will Trump Refuse to Concede?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

During the third and final presidential debates on October 19, Republican candidate Donald Trump suggested that he would not necessarily accept the results of the upcoming November 8 election. Since then, Republicans and Democrats alike have spoken out against Mr. Trump for expressing doubt in the validity of the U.S. election process, which many see as […]

New Problems for “Obamacare”

New Problems for “Obamacare”

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Revisiting Obamacare The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as “Obamacare,” has been a contentious issue ever since President Obama made healthcare reform a major part of his campaign in the 2008 general election. Despite being signed into law in 2010, Congressional Republicans  have made several attempts since then to “defund” it. […]