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”
This is an “Outside Explainer” on the U.S. Federal Debt Ceiling from NPR, a news outlet covering events of the world. There’s a 3+ minute video plus (sort of) simple answers to 9 questions at the link. For more depth plus links to other outside sources, read the text.
An “Outside Explainer” on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) from CNN, a news outlet covering events of the world. For the short version, watch the pesky 2 minute video at the link. For more depth plus links to other outside sources, read the text. Continue reading “DACA Explained”
An “Outside Explainer” from CNN, a cable news outlet covering events of the world. Click here for the discussion: Continue reading “Protest Group Glossary”
An “Outside Explainer” from The Guardian, a British news outlet covering events of the world. Click here for the discussion: Continue reading “Where is Guam and why is North Korea threatening it?”
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 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.