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Gulf of Maine Waters Continue to Warm

Gulf of Maine Waters Continue to Warm

An ocean "heat wave" just drove temperatures off Maine to near-record highs https://t.co/YlQv9pGWMW — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 1, 2018 On Aug. 8, 2018, the surface temperatures of the water in the Gulf of Maine hit 68.93°F in the Gulf of Maine.  This was only part of a month-long marine heat wave in the normally […]

Senator John McCain’s Farewell Letter to America [Video]

Senator John McCain’s Farewell Letter to America [Video]

Senator John McCain left his earthly body on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Before his passing, he left an impassioned letter addressed to “My fellow Americans.” The letter was read aloud by Rick Davis, a family spokesman, and former presidential campaign manager. As he read the letter, Davis choked up and cleared his throat several times. […]

American Civic Literacy Affords Citizens Greater Opportunities

American Civic Literacy Affords Citizens Greater Opportunities

All American citizens need to know the fundamental mechanisms of the government, and the historical events that shaped the nation so they may “be ready for active, engaged citizenship.” Joe Mantegna, one of the five members of The Civics Education Initiative National Board of Advisors states: Unfortunately today, too few students are learning basic civics. […]

81-Year-Old Senator John McCain Passes Away

81-Year-Old Senator John McCain Passes Away

One day after announcing he stopped his cancer treatment, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., passed away on Aug. 25, 2018, four days shy of his 82nd birthday. He lived a long event-filled life. The senator demonstrated his spirit of determination repeatedly throughout during the roughest of situations. McCain’s most recent act of patriotism was traveling to Washington […]

Chicago’s Political Structure Encourages Citizen Participation

Chicago’s Political Structure Encourages Citizen Participation

Understanding politics is important. Chicago’s political system is designed to help its citizens. It is structured so the people can take part in the process. People can voice their opinions about what elected officials are doing in their communities. When there is a Chicago City Council vote scheduled community members are encouraged to state their feelings on their […]

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