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Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends
Feb 13, 2020

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends

This week’s story update on Election Central updates you on the ending of the Trump impeachment trial. Just like that, the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is over. As you probably already know by now, he was not removed from office. This isn’t surprising: the other two presidents who have been impeached in the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Feb 12, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

Brexit Finally Happens Yes, you read that right. Since 2016, btw has been bringing you stories speculating about Brexit–the formal separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). And now, it has finally happened. But did you miss it? For more than three years, the world has waited tensely for the terms of […]

Iowa Results . . . Delayed
Feb 11, 2020

Iowa Results . . . Delayed

Last Monday was the Iowa Democratic caucus: the first primary election of the 2020 presidential campaign. While Iowa only accounts for a very small percentage of the number of delegates necessary for a candidate to win the Democratic nomination, it’s an important event because it represents the first meaningful public reaction to possible presidential candidates. […]

What is the Iowa Caucus?
Feb 6, 2020

What is the Iowa Caucus?

This week’s story update on Election Central teaches you about the Iowa caucus and how it works. For the past year–and more!–the nation has watched while Democrats have vied to become the candidate who will take on the Republican nominee (presumably, Donald Trump) in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. The pool of people to watch […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Feb 5, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

Trump Proposes Middle East Peace Plan Every presidential administration since the post-World War II era has tried to find a way to establish lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. So far, none of them have been successful long-term. But now, Trump thinks that he has a plan that will work. He calls it a win […]

Harvard Professor Arrested in International Scandal
Feb 4, 2020

Harvard Professor Arrested in International Scandal

Sure, you might not love all of your teachers. But what if one of them turned out to possibly be a spy for the Chinese? It sounds like the plot of a movie, but this scenario is unfolding right now at, of all places, Harvard University. Here, btw takes a closer look at the story. […]

Supreme Court to Rule on School Choice
Jan 30, 2020

Supreme Court to Rule on School Choice

This week’s story update on Election Central examines the upcoming impact that a Supreme Court ruling may have on the separation between church and state. If a student wishes to attend a private parochial (religious) school rather than his or her public school, who should pay for it: the student’s family, or the taxpayers? That […]

Smartphones: The Future of Voting?
Jan 28, 2020

Smartphones: The Future of Voting?

Last week, btw took a closer look at the new use of smartphones in the Iowa caucus: for the first time ever, Iowans will be able to vote for their favorite candidate in the Democratic primary election from the comfort of their own homes, using an app on their phones. But Iowa isn’t the only […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 27, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

Coronavirus Hits China It’s winter, and that means it’s cold and flu seasons. But while many Americans are rushing to get their flu shots, in other parts of the world, a new and deadly virus is spreading. It’s called coronavirus, and so far, it’s claimed at least 26 people in China. Almost 2,000 have become […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Jan 23, 2020

Stuff YOU Should Know

A Nation at War? Congress Wants a Say Last week, btw brought you a closer look at the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Now, Congress is trying to dial back that tension and avoid war by putting a limit on some of the president’s war-related powers. Introduced by Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, the […]