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 […]

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?

What Does Virginia’s Primary Mean for the Nation’s Future?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story looks at an important congressional race that is happening in Virginia. On Tuesday, voters in Virginia will choose their nominees for governor. This is a primary election, meaning that Democrats will vote for a Democratic nominee, and Republicans will vote for a Republican nominee, who […]

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 […]

New Health Care Plan Scrapped

New Health Care Plan Scrapped

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Two weeks ago, btw reported on the new health care plan proposed by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans, called the American Health Care Plan (AHCA). The AHCA was introduced as a replacement for the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (the ACA or “Obamacare”). However, last Friday, the legislation was killed before […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Town Hall Meetings Stir Up the United States Across the country, citizens are voicing their objections to President Donald Trump’s agenda using a method as old as our nation itself: by participating in town hall meetings. These meetings take place in churches, theaters, high school auditoriums, and many other venues, and give people a chance […]

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 […]

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we dig a little deeper into the conflict of interest problems facing President-elect Trump and his many business connections. Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency has been unusual for many reasons. Now, the nation confronts an issue it has never faced before: what to do when […]

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Protests Rock U.S. Cities In the wake of last Tuesday’s presidential election, protests have occurred around the United States as thousands of people voice their anger about the election results. Throughout the country, protesters have expressed their outrage with Donald Trump’s stand on women, minorities, immigrants, and Muslims during his campaign. Outside Trump Tower in New […]

Tightening Poll Numbers

Tightening Poll Numbers

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the narrowing poll numbers in the race to the White House between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hillary had a big lead at the end of the summer, but the gap has significantly narrowed in recent weeks. Why might that be the case? The […]