February 20, 2017

Wisconsin Protest Timeline and Facts

Since Monday, February 14th, protesters have demonstrated at the Wisconsin capital building against a state bill to remove the collective bargaining rights for most public-sector workers. Protesters have rallied around the clock, with hundreds camping inside the capital building for over ten days. Despite an order from Governor Scott Walker for protesters to leave the […]

Death Toll Soars in Libyan Protests

Following the resignation of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt on February 11th, mass demonstrations have begun in other countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Civilians of Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Morocco, and Bahrain are protesting against the authoritarian leadership of their country. While demonstrators have died in each of these countries, Libya has had an […]

Both Parties Propose Minor Budget Reductions

While Republicans and Democrats agree on the necessity for the federal government to spend less, the question that remains is how to spend less. Within the past week, each party proposed reductions to the federal budget. Republicans in the House passed a bill yesterday with budget reductions for the current fiscal year, while President Obama […]

Patriot Act Faces Renewal in 2011

Deep within the controversial USA PATRIOT Act, originally passed in 2001, there are many surveillance tactics enacted through sunset provisions, which are parts of laws that have an expiration date unless legislative action extends them. While the sunset provisions of the PATRIOT Act are set to expire on February 28th, 2011, the government will likely […]

Guantanamo Bay Will Remain Open

In January 2009, President Obama issued an Executive Order demanding the close of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base within one year. Though, this order has had a number of setbacks, with the most recent coming last Friday when the President signed the 383-page Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 [.pdf]. The central goal of this […]

Afghanistan War December 2010 Facts

During December, the US forces suffered 33 casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This is the fewest amount of casualties in a month since April. While this fact indicates an improvement in Afghanistan, the amount of casualties in December were still notable in comparison to the past. […]