Republicans Push for Stricter Voting Laws

Republicans Push for Stricter Voting Laws

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]

President Trump Addresses Congress

President Trump Addresses Congress

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine President Trump’s first major speech to a joint session of Congress. (NOTE: This is not considered a State of the Union speech, since the Inauguration Speech serves that purpose.) On February 28, President Trump gave an hour-long speech in front of both houses of Congress […]

Transgender Bathroom Rights Rollback

Transgender Bathroom Rights Rollback

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine President Trump’s recent efforts to revert former president Barack Obama’s protection of transgender access to bathrooms. Last Wednesday, in the latest development in the so-called “bathroom debate,” President Trump rolled back protections for transgender students that allowed them to use whichever bathroom corresponds to their […]

Flynn Resigns as National Security Advisor

Flynn Resigns as National Security Advisor

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the controversy surrounding Michael Flynn’s resignation as President Trump’s national security advisor. On February 13, Michael Flynn resigned from his post as national security adviser, a position he held for less than a month. (He was sworn in on January 22; no Senate confirmation […]

Political Activism and the Internet

Political Activism and the Internet

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court. Whether you love him or hate him, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has stirred up a level of political activism and participation that hasn’t been seen since the 1960s. However, the […]

Neil Gorsuch–Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Neil Gorsuch–Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February left a vacancy on the Supreme Court that President Obama tried, and failed, to fill with his nominee, Merrick Garland. This week, President Trump announced his […]

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 […]

President Trump’s First Week

President Trump’s First Week

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Maybe not surprisingly, President Trump had a busy–and controversial–first week in office. Here, we take a look at a few of his actions that are receiving the most attention. Affordable Care Act Just hours after being sworn in as president, Trump signed his first executive order, declaring that government agencies no longer have to enforce […]

What’s Happening with Trump’s Cabinet?

What’s Happening with Trump’s Cabinet?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at progress being made in the number of nominees and appointments that President Trump has made for his cabinet advisers and several department heads. On Inauguration Day, the Senate confirmed the first two of President Trump’s cabinet nominees: Retired Marine General James Mattis as […]

A New President

A New President

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Current Events, United States | 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 […]