Emoluments (it’s juicier than you think)

Emoluments (it’s juicier than you think)

Who knew a dry subject like “Emoluments” (according to Webster: the returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perquisites) could be interesting? The history involves live lions, a gold box with 408 diamonds, elephant...

Special Counsel Investigation Options

This is an “Outside Explainer” about current options available when the Special Counsel’s investigation is complete. The initial decision tree is clear but explanations of the more detailed options, e.g., Less Aggressive, “Nixon Option,”...

Science Denial Explained … using Science!

by Christina Boardman, Contributing Science Writer, IndivisibleSB On Earth Day April 22, 2017, over one million people around the world – concerned about recent efforts to discredit science – took to the streets for the “March for Science.” Thousands...

The Truth About Uranium One

This is an “Outside Explainer” about the 2010 uranium deal republicans are using to muddy the waters about Russian connections. It comes from the respected factchecking organization, FactCheck.org. Now that the republican-chaired House committees on...

Money Laundering & the Special Counsel

This is an “Outside Explainer” about Money Laundering from the National Public Radio, a radio news outlet with an internet presence. The article discusses illegal money handling (it’s not as simple as you might think) and the interest the Special...

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...