Climate Change Explained

This is an “Outside Explainer” on Climate Change from the New York Times, a news outlet covering events of the world. While we might wish a science topic like this to be above politics and beyond the destructive reach of the Trump administration, of course it is not. This explainer has short non-science answers to  17 good questions, including suggestions for what to do.  Continue reading “Climate Change Explained”

Laws vs. Regulations … and Why the Difference Matters

By RT, IndivisibleSB Staff Writer

The term “laws” is commonly used to describe the overall system of rules enforced by society to govern behavior. When used in this sense, our laws include the rules made by Congress or other legislative bodies, e.g., state legislatures, by the executive branch through regulations, or by the courts through rulings that result in binding precedent. Continue reading “Laws vs. Regulations … and Why the Difference Matters”

How will the repeal of the Affordable Care Act affect the economy?

by JS, ISB Staff Writer

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and other expert reviewers have warned of the drastic impact of ACA repeal on patient coverage and care, the most important being the loss of health insurance coverage by 22 million people. But how would the repeal affect the general economy including jobs and incomes like mine? Continue reading “How will the repeal of the Affordable Care Act affect the economy?”