Tag: US

A Coffee Shop Connects Colombia and Madison, Wisconsin

By Teodor Teofilov

López, now age 50, stands almost every day behind the counter of Café Social waiting for the first customer of the day. He has changed little since he first arrived in Madison – the only sign of his age are the wrinkles around his eyes. Almost every day López goes through the routine of preparing the coffee shop for the day.

exPLAINers of the Week July 16 – 22

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the reasons impeaching Trump is near impossible and the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin is more popular than the West believes. Jacob Neiheisel and Zachary Jacobson bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

Photo by Fancycrave on Unsplash

Trade Wars: A Dangerous Gamble

By Teodor Teofilov

Trade wars have wide implications and may change the world economic order. What will be the effects of Trumps escalating tariff tit-for-tat with China? History may hold some of the answers.

Who are the Supreme Court Finalist

By Pawan Naidu

President Donald Trump is set to reveal his highly anticipated nomination to the Supreme Court. The President has said it is down to one of four candidates which include: Brett Kavanaugh, Thomas Hardiman, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge. The announcement is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.

Photo by David Becker on Unsplash

exPLAINers of week July 2 – 8

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 the heart of the European Union and the hope for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

Photo By Pixabay

Who’s coming for the NFL’s Crown

By Pawan Naidu

There might be cracks on football’s stranglehold on American sports. Whether you believe there is a war on football or not, it can’t be denied the sport has seen ratings decline in the past two years.

By: Mark Thomas

Commentary: Supreme Court Decisions

By Pawan Naidu

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers. This week’s Supreme Court decisions have not only given President Trump a major win, but it also gives McConnell a reason to celebrate.

Photo by Wikimedia

Commentary: Nevada Senate Race

By Pawan Naidu

Sen. Sean Dean Heller (R-NV) has managed to keep one of the Senate seats in Nevada red, against the state’s move to becoming blue. However, the former Secretary of State of Nevada has his work cut out for him in the November elections as he is set up to defend his seat against Rep. Jacky Rosen.

Photo by David Becker on Unsplash

exPLAINers of the Week June 4-10

By the Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week.

Courtesy of PixaBay

Shoe Off!

By Teodor Teofilov

It wasn’t too long ago when all you needed to do when you arrived at the airport was to hand over your ticket, board the plane and enjoy the flight to your destination (unless you have aviophobia). Those were simpler times but a lot has changed since the 1970s and the rules for the dreaded security line are in place to keep us safe.