Liz Cheney Ousted for Speaking Against Trump

Liz Cheney Ousted for Speaking Against Trump

Posted by on May 20, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post examines the recent congressional leadership change demanded by the Republican Party. Is someone who speaks out against their own political party’s leadership being brave, or being disloyal? Should that person be commended or asked to step down? These are some of the questions circulating around Republican Liz Cheney, who was […]

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 […]

Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Did you watch Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s televised Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week? Many Americans tuned in to watch or read about the nearly twenty hours of hearings. Unlike other federal government offices, Supreme Court justices have no term limits–meaning that they can serve for life. So, whoever is chosen to take Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seat on the Court can affect legal policy for decades, maybe even generations. Here, btw takes a closer […]

Dollar for Dollar: Which Candidate is “Winning”?

Dollar for Dollar: Which Candidate is “Winning”?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central updates the financial race in the race to the White House. Fundraising is at the heart of every political campaign. Money is needed to purchase expensive television and print ads, radio spots, campaign literature, travel, event space, and pretty much everything else a candidate needs to get his […]

An Unprecedented Election

An Unprecedented Election

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central describes how the Trump campaign and the Biden campaign are organizing their final voting push efforts in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s September, and election season is well under way. Maybe you’ve already seen political yard signs and billboards popping up around your community. However this […]

2020 Republican National Convention

2020 Republican National Convention

Posted by on Sep 4, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central examines the 2020 Republican National Convention. In August, Election Central summarized the Democratic National Convention. Last week, it was the Republicans’ turn in the spotlight. The Republican National Convention was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, from August 24 to 27. For four days, a long and wide-ranging list […]

Trump Replaces Campaign Manager

Trump Replaces Campaign Manager

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central examines changes that were announced in Donald Trump’s reelection campaign staff. With just over three months to go until the November 2020 presidential election, presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump made the surprising announcement last Wednesday that he is replacing his campaign manager. What led to this change? Who […]

Thinking About the 2020 Election

Thinking About the 2020 Election

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central examines the recent polls and information on the upcoming 2020 election. The 2020 presidential campaign season will be unlike any we have ever seen before. Not only does the nation seem deeply divided in response to everything from policing and race relations to immigration reform and health care, […]

Congressional Republicans and Democrats Present Plans for Police Reform

Congressional Republicans and Democrats Present Plans for Police Reform

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis began a wave of protests that have swept the nation for the past month. Public outrage over instances of police violence and racial inequality have led many activists and legislators to call for police reform. But Republicans and Democrats differ on what that reform should look like. Here, btw takes […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

George Floyd’s Death Spurs Public Protests Last week, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man named George Floyd was killed by police officers. Floyd–who was unarmed–was handcuffed and made to lie face-down on the street while an officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck. Bystander video of the incident shows Floyd begging for the officer to stop […]