Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked Two weeks ago, Election Central brought you information about President Trump’s January 27 executive order banning immigrants and travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). Since then, the “travel ban” has been put on hold indefinitely after a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

It’s Good to be Bored? What do you do when you find yourself with five or ten minutes of unexpected free time? Chances are, you reach for your phone to message a friend or scroll through social media. But research is beginning to show that the over-stimulation brought on by this technology habit is having […]

Bidding Farewell to John Glenn

Bidding Farewell to John Glenn

John Glenn, the American astronaut and former senator, died December 8 at age 95. Last weekend, roughly 2,500 mourners–among them, Vice President Joe Biden–gathered at Ohio State University to pay tribute to the hero. A funeral procession through the center of Columbus carried Glenn’s casket past thousands more mourners, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, who […]

Fidel Castro Dies at Age 90

Fidel Castro Dies at Age 90

Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2006, died last Friday. He was 90 years old. His 47-year time in office was the longest of any living national leader except for Queen Elizabeth II. In fact, it lasted through 11 United States presidents (from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama). Fidel Castro’s dictatorial legacy is both complicated […]

Obama’s Executive Action on Gun Control

Obama’s Executive Action on Gun Control

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Government, Top Stories, United States | No Comments

In his first weekly address of the New Year, President Obama announced that he would pursue Executive Action as a way to implement gun control legislation. It is a controversial measure because it is a controversial subject and also because he is going forward without the consent of Congress. What is an Executive Order? As btw […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Marriage Equality Vote in Ireland Beginning in 2012, Ireland’s government met regularly with 66 randomly selected citizens and members of representatives from Northern Ireland to discuss eight issues on which they would later debate in the Oireachtas (the Irish Free State’s equivalent to our U.S. Congress). One of those issues was a provision to legalize […]

Uniting the Americas in Summit

Uniting the Americas in Summit

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

At the beginning of the year, btw brought you news of President Obama’s announcement of a historic shift in the United States’ relationship with Cuba. Earlier this month, the leaders of the two countries sat down together for the first time in formal talks. Both were present at the Summit of the Americas, a regional conference […]

Landmark Deal on U.S.-Cuba Relations

Landmark Deal on U.S.-Cuba Relations

Cuba is a country made up of islands located around 90 miles south of the tip of Florida. While it is a close neighbor of the U.S., relations between the countries have been non-existent for more than 50 years due to political and economic clashes. Last month, President Obama announced new foreign policy shifts toward […]

White House Pays Tribute to France at State Dinner

White House Pays Tribute to France at State Dinner

Last week, President Obama hosted a state dinner, a formal affair thrown as part of a formal visit between the United States and another country. This event’s guest of honor was President Francois Hollande of France. Other guests included more than 300 politicians, influential businesspersons, celebrities and other notables. The décor for the evening was […]

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

Comic Con! Do you plan to spend some of your summer vacation reading comics or going to a blockbuster movie starring a classic superhero? How would you like to get together with 130,000 people who make and/or love all things comic-related? Each year, there is a convention of such people that takes place in California. […]