Becoming Better Neighbors

Becoming Better Neighbors

Continuing our recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we turn our attention to the United States/Latin America foreign policy relations. As many of you probably know, maintaining a good ongoing relationship with a neighbor can be both challenging and satisfying. The same goes with countries that share a common border. These North American countries have a […]

Proudly Hailing Our Stripes and Stars

Proudly Hailing Our Stripes and Stars

When was the last time you sang the Star Spangled Banner? If you attend a lot a sporting events, probably a lot, or maybe the start of a fireworks show this past 4th of July? When was the last time you thought about its origin? The symbols that define America’s national identity–the bald eagle, the […]

Civil Unrest: Yesterday and Today

Civil Unrest: Yesterday and Today

It has been more than two weeks since the shooting of an unarmed African American teenager sparked protests and riots throughout a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. But the debate that has begun after this this event is not likely to come to a resolution any time soon. As the United States Justice Department and […]

Remembering the “Forgotten War”

Remembering the “Forgotten War”

The Korean War, which took place between 1950 and 1953, is significantly less known compared to other wars that involved the United States, like World War II and the Vietnam War. It is sometimes called the “Forgotten War.” July 27 marks the 61st anniversary of National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, so, let’s shed some […]

Justice for All: Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights Legislation

Justice for All: Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights Legislation

Last summer btw reported on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the masses to make the world a better place for all of its citizens. That gathering was considered one of the milestones that took place between 1955 and 1964 that culminated in landmark federal legislation […]

Voices of a Nation

Voices of a Nation

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 […]

Remembering D-Day: World War II’s Most Important Battle

Remembering D-Day: World War II’s Most Important Battle

At btw, we feel it is important to commemorate important events of history, especially those that honor the men and women who fought to secure our valued freedoms. June 6 marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive military invasion that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. The war took place […]

Earth Day: More Than Just a Hippie Holiday

Earth Day: More Than Just a Hippie Holiday

Do you have plans to plant some trees this April 22nd? Maybe you’re going to don a plastic vest and rid your local park of litter, or send an email to your local officials about recycling programs you’d like to see get started in your community. Or maybe you want to take part in a […]