Where is Guam and why is North Korea threatening it?

An “Outside Explainer” from The Guardian, a British news outlet covering events of the world. Click here for the discussion:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/09/guam-where-why-north-korea-threatening-it

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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?”

Why is the Affordable Care Act  (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) so important for U.S. health?

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?”