An “Outside Explainer” from The Guardian, a British news outlet covering events of the world. Click here for the discussion:
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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”
by RC, IndivisibleSB Staff Writer
What exactly is an Attorney General?
The United States Attorney General (AG) is a member of the president’s Cabinet of close advisors, most of whom are termed “Secretaries” of departments. Continue reading “Who are the Attorneys General?”
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?”
By NN, ISB Staff Writer
Fake news is frequently in the news these days – either charges of fake news or real-news stories about fake news. This week offers yet another example. Continue reading “A Primer on Fake News: How to Spot it and What You Can Do”
Why is the Middle East so turbulent?
The Middle East is a very complex place for Westerners who have not studied or lived in it to understand. This simple backgrounder offers a brief explanation.
Update 7.17.17: New Vox video explainer on the Middle East Cold War Continue reading “Terrorists strike Iran? Isn’t Iran a source of terrorists?”
Healthcare Before the ACA
- Prior to the ACA, 42 million people (15.7% of the population) were uninsured in the United States
- Many of the uninsured were people who worked full-time or their dependents (e.g. their children). Poor working families were the most likely to be uninsured.
Continue reading “Why is the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) so important for U.S. health?”