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Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 30, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Brexit Officially Underway On March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, the official plan for any country that wants to leave the European Union (EU). The British government will also enact a Great Repeal Bill, which will end the rule of EU law in Britain. Once Article 50 is triggered, the […]

New Health Care Plan Scrapped
Mar 29, 2017

New Health Care Plan Scrapped

Two weeks ago, btw reported on the new health care plan proposed by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans, called the American Health Care Plan (AHCA). The AHCA was introduced as a replacement for the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (the ACA or “Obamacare”). However, last Friday, the legislation was killed before […]

Democrats Fight for Seat in Special Election
Mar 27, 2017

Democrats Fight for Seat in Special Election

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the opportunities the Democrats face in a special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district. When President Trump appointed Tom Price as head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Price’s congressional seat opened up in Georgia’s 6th District. Now, Democrats are turning their attention toward […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 23, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

“Wiretapping” Scandal Intensifies On March 4, President Trump sent out a tweet accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the days leading up to the election. Since then, however, Trump has provided no evidence of his claim, and has avoided reporters’ questions about his accusation. President Obama denied any such activity. The FBI […]

Careers: Social Media Specialist
Mar 22, 2017

Careers: Social Media Specialist

Have you ever wondered what you are going to do with the education that you are acquiring in school? Do you know what types of jobs even exist out there that you might be interested in pursuing? And what are the education and skills needed to get hired in these job fields, anyway? btw’s new, recurring […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 20, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

February Jobs Report Shows Steady Growth Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs report for February. The report shows strong economic growth. The unemployment rate fell one tenth of a percent from 4.8 to 4.7, and 235,000 new jobs were added. The average hourly earnings were also up 2.8 percent from this […]

Republicans Push for Stricter Voting Laws
Mar 17, 2017

Republicans Push for Stricter Voting Laws

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the Republican Party’s continuing efforts to change identification methods used during the act of voting. Some say that this is an attempt to prevent supposed instances of voting fraud. Others claim that this is an effort to suppress voters who are opposed to Republican Party […]

Republicans Reveal New Healthcare Plan
Mar 15, 2017

Republicans Reveal New Healthcare Plan

On March 6, House Republicans released their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. Like the ACA, the new plan–known as the American Health Care Act–is a way for the federal government to help people afford the high cost of health insurance. But in many other important ways, the new plan is radically different. So […]

Should Your Hometown Host the Olympics?
Mar 13, 2017

Should Your Hometown Host the Olympics?

Every four years, the Olympic Games bring the attention of the world to a single city. In 2016, that city was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hosting the Olympics is considered a great honor, and “candidate” cities must go through an intense multi-stage evaluation process lasting two years in order to become eligible. However, with each […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 10, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Sessions Faces New Questions About Russia On Wednesday, the day after President Trump’s successful speech to Congress, the Trump administration faced yet another setback: The Washington Post revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met twice with a Russian official during the 2016 presidential campaign. Last month, Michael Flynn resigned from his post as National […]