Biden Appoints New AAPI Liaison

Biden Appoints New AAPI Liaison

Posted by on May 4, 2021 in Government, United States | No Comments

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month–a time to honor and celebrate the achievements, accomplishments, and contributions of the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States. As of the 2017 Census, 22.2 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders were living in the U.S. On April 14, the White House announced the new role […]

Senate Briefed on Foreign Threats

Senate Briefed on Foreign Threats

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Government, World | No Comments

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee received a briefing on national security threats from the top U.S. intelligence officials. The intelligence officials named four major foreign threats to U.S. security: China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Here, btw takes a closer look at their remarks, and at what the Biden administration plans to do to […]

Examining the New Congress

Examining the New Congress

Posted by on Jan 7, 2021 in Government | No Comments

The 117th Congress was sworn into session last week, even as several seats still remain empty due to undecided Congressional races in New York, and Iowa. This incoming Congress is unique because it is the most diverse legislature in the nation’s history. Here, btw takes a look at the new face of the U.S. Congress. […]

Year of the (Republican) Woman

Year of the (Republican) Woman

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in Government | No Comments

This year, the nation celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave white women the right to vote in 1920. However, even in 2020, women remain very underrepresented in U.S. politics. Currently, the United States has 435 voting members of the House of Representatives, and 100 in the Senate. In […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

McBride Makes History In 2018, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. This year, that ceiling was further broken by Sarah McBride, who has just become the first openly transgender state senator. This makes McBride the highest-ranking transgender person to hold political office in the United States. McBride, […]

A Look at the 2020 Election

A Look at the 2020 Election

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Government, Top Stories, United States | No Comments

The entire 2020 presidential election season between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was unusual to say the least. The day after the election, more surprises remain because there is no clear winner. There are, however, several interesting things that can be learned from what we know right now. Here, btw takes a closer look at […]

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Power in the Judiciary

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Power in the Judiciary

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 in Government | No Comments

On September 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. Nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg was only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and was a fierce advocate for women’s rights, workers’ rights, and the separation of church and state. Here, btw […]

The White House’s Coronavirus Response

The White House’s Coronavirus Response

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Government, Top Stories | No Comments

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been hearing a lot about coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. Maybe you’ve been watching the spread of the disease on the news, or you’ve been reading about how Italy has now quarantined thousands of people, or your family has started stockpiling food and other supplies. It can be hard […]

Trump is Impeached

Trump is Impeached

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in Government | No Comments

Wednesday evening, December 19, 2019, Donald J. Trump–the 45th president of the United States became the third president impeached by the House of Representatives. Trump joins Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998) in this less-than-desirable group. (Richard Nixon resigned from the executive office in 1974 before he could be officially impeached.) It has been […]

The Articles of Impeachment

The Articles of Impeachment

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Government | No Comments

Last week, House Democrats formally announced two articles of impeachment against the president. After the announcement, the House Judiciary Committee spent several days discussing and revising the articles. Here, btw examines exactly what the articles are, and what the impeachment process will look like going forward. The Impeachment Articles The first article of impeachment against […]