exPLAINers of the Week June 18-24

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By Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week. This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into interesting events and actions, and bring them to us in a simple to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

The multibillion-dollar business of sheltering migrant children, explained

By Emily Stewart in Vox

Tens of thousands of children end up in government-sponsored shelters and Emily Stewart examines their cost. Stewart looks at the financial side of the business of sheltering migrant children and examines possible alternatives. She is a reporter for Vox and covers politics, business, and finance. This explainer caught my attention as it shows how taxpayer money is being spent and opened my eyes to the fact that there are tens of thousands of migrant children in shelters.

To read full exPlainer, click here.

Teodor Teofilov

Evangelical fear elected Trump

By John Fea in The Atlantic

People questioned how 81 percent of the evangelical population could vote for a man who is on his third marriage and uses the vulgar rhetoric that he does. John Fea explains that it was fear of losing an America this community once knew and wanted to maintain was the reason evangelicals rallied around President Trump. Fea is a professor of American History at Messiah College, and he has a daily blog titled, THE WAY OF IMPROVEMENT LEADS HOME. This explainer was interesting, it attempts to answer one of the many questions people had after the 2016 presidential election. Fea calls himself an evangelical Christian himself and says he also felt the fear like the rest of his community did.

To read full exPlainer, click here.

Pawan Naidu

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