Trump versus Mueller

Trump versus Mueller

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes the spotlight recently thrown on Special counsel Robert Mueller. Last week, President Trump called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt,” and hinted that Mueller and his team–some of whom have donated to Democratic campaigns in the past–are motivated by partisan politics rather than actual evidence. Then, the […]

Latest Developments in the Trump Jr. Meeting

Latest Developments in the Trump Jr. Meeting

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

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story describes what has been reveals in  the most recent days about the Donald Trump, Jr. meetings with Russian representatives last summer. In June 2016, Trump, Jr. received an email from Rob Goldstone, one of President Trump’s former Russian business partners. In this email Goldstone […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen The impoverished country of Yemen is facing a terrifying cholera outbreak. Since late April, at least 269,608 people have become infected with the disease, and at least 1,614 have died of it. In other words, there have been more cholera deaths in Yemen in the past 2 ½ months than there […]

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

New Leader to Oversee U.S. Census

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at the change in leadership in the Commerce Department as the government prepares for the upcoming 2020 census. John Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is retiring from his post. Ron Jarmin will take his place as acting director until President […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chinese Drought Continues Northern China, especially Inner Mongolia, is facing its worst drought in history. The intense temperature and lack of rainfall over the past few months are causing more and more of the region to be taken over by desert in a process known as desertification. As of late May, roughly 120,000 people and […]

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 […]