Crisis in the Middle East

Crisis in the Middle East

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in World | No Comments

In what is seen as a crisis in the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC, has organized a blockade of Qatar, one of its member nations. Here, we take a look at the chain of events leading up to the blockade, and its potential impact on the United States and the rest of […]

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Comey Testifies Before Senate

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story take a look at some detail from the recent testimony given before Congress by former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. This investigation centers on understanding how Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Last Thursday, […]

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Government, United States, World | No Comments

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the historic Paris Climate Accord. Here, we take a look at what the Paris Accord is, how it differs from other, past environmental treaties, and what impact Trump’s decision will have. What is the Paris Accord? The Paris Climate Accord (otherwise known as […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Japanese Emperor Retiring? In Japan, unlike in the United States, emperors don’t have term limits. In fact, they aren’t allowed to retire . . . ever. But all of that may be about to change. Japan’s current leader, Emperor Akihito, is 83 years old. The son of the infamous Emperor Hirohito, who ruled Japan during […]

Trump Fires FBI Director

Trump Fires FBI Director

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

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, President Trump fired James B. Comey, the director of the FBI. Comey was in his fourth year of a ten-year term as director, and is only the second director […]

President Trump’s New Religion Executive Order

President Trump’s New Religion Executive Order

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]

Trump’s First 100 Days

Trump’s First 100 Days

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

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 […]

Is President Trump a . . . Centrist?

Is President Trump a . . . Centrist?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at President Donald Trump’s recent actions, proposals and executive orders. It asks the question: Is the president a centrist? President Trump’s removal of his top adviser, Stephen Bannon, from the National Security Council earlier this month, and his abandonment of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

U.S. Drops “Mother of All Bombs” Last Thursday, the United States dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat. The target was a suspected ISIS base: 300 meter-long system of tunnels and caves in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to Afghan officials, 36 ISIS militants were killed in the attack, though ISIS denies […]