Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at the outcry generated by President Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants coming into the United States. Last Friday, President Trump issued an executive order on immigration that would ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely, ban all refugees for 120 days, and […]

A New President

A New President

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The day began with Trump attending service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, followed by tea with President Obama and both first ladies. Trump was sworn in around noon on the steps of the Capitol, followed by the […]

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Russian Hacking and the Presidential Election

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

Rumors about Russian involvement in the presidential election have been circulating as long ago as last summer. Now, however, there is more evidence that Russian hackers, under orders from President Vladimir Putin, interfered in the election by breaking into the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and spreading propaganda and fake news stories. New […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

Fake News Makes Up Its Own Headlines

Fake News Makes Up Its Own Headlines

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

“Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President.” “FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead of Apparent Murder-Suicide.” These are just two of the many fake news stories that went viral during the course of the 2016 presidential election. Fake news Web sites are those that use deliberate hoaxes and information in order […]

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we dig a little deeper into the conflict of interest problems facing President-elect Trump and his many business connections. Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency has been unusual for many reasons. Now, the nation confronts an issue it has never faced before: what to do when […]

Wikileaks versus Hillary Clinton . . . Again

Wikileaks versus Hillary Clinton . . . Again

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at the role of last-minute breaking news in presidential campaigns. Last Wednesday, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks released its most recent round of hacked emails from the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. This time, the focus of the attacks is on the […]

Examining Trump’s Housing Discrimination Case

Examining Trump’s Housing Discrimination Case

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine a controversy from Donald Trump’s past that has come back into the news. During last week’s presidential debate, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton referenced a 1973 federal lawsuit brought against Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and his housing company. The lawsuit accused Donald Trump, his […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chile Uses Labels to Combat Obesity Despite its reputation, the U.S. is not the only country struggling with obesity. The availability of highly-processed, convenient foods worldwide has significantly changed how its people all over the world eat. In Chile, an estimated 67 percent of adults are obese or overweight. This phenomenon affects those across geographic […]