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Trump Fires FBI Director
May 19, 2017

Trump Fires FBI Director

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.[/caption] On May 9, in the latest White House scandal, President Trump fired James B. Comey, the director of the FBI. Comey was in his fourth year of a ten-year term as director, […]

The Battle Over School Vouchers
May 18, 2017

The Battle Over School Vouchers

The argument over private school choice has received a lot of attention in the media lately, with both President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing full support for the idea. Just in time for the end of the school year, btw takes a look at the fight over private school vouchers in Indiana, the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 17, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

International Cyberattack: What Happened? Almost 100 countries were affected last week by a worldwide cyberattack. Computer systems in Britain, Russia, the United States, Spain, Japan, the Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam were targeted, among others. Earlier this year, a group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers stole ransomware from the U.S. National Security Agency and leaked it […]

President Trump’s New Religion Executive Order
May 15, 2017

President Trump’s New Religion Executive Order

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Trump’s latest executive order that focuses on free speech protections and ensuring the rights of religious liberty. Last Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order “promoting free speech and religious liberty.” In theory, the order will allow religious groups […]

Republican Health Care Replacement Bill Passes House
May 12, 2017

Republican Health Care Replacement Bill Passes House

For the past seven years, House Republicans have been struggling to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the ACA or “Obamacare.” After many failed attempts, they finally succeeded on Thursday when they narrowly passed a bill that will repeal and replace large chunks of the ACA. What Does the New Plan Look Like? […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 11, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

Beauty Queen Mikayla Holmgren is a 22-year-old college student, dancer, and mentor for other young women. What sets her apart from other women her age? In November, she will become the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Holmgren has participated in several beauty contests in the past. She […]

Trump’s First 100 Days
May 5, 2017

Trump’s First 100 Days

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Trump’s first 100 Days in the White House. This past weekend marked the close of President Trump’s first 100 days in office. Traditionally, the 100-day point is used to evaluate the effectiveness of a new president. So how does […]

Careers: Industrial Psychologist
May 4, 2017

Careers: Industrial Psychologist

Do you ever stop and think about what causes people do what they do in the workplace? Do you ever wonder what motivates people to do a good job, or to come to work on time, or to lead effectively? If so, then the field of industrial psychology may be right up your alley. What […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
May 2, 2017

Stuff YOU Should Know

You Decide! Is the 100 Days Metric Useful? For decades, it has become tradition to measure a new president’s effectiveness at governing by his or her first 100 days in office. This practice began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, during his first 100 days, managed to sign 76 bills into law, declare (and then […]

Health Care Replacement–Take Two
Apr 28, 2017

Health Care Replacement–Take Two

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at congressional Republicans newest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act with their own national health care reform package. But their first effort–The American Health Care Act–didn’t go so well. What is different this time? April 29th marks an important day […]