Federal Debt Ceiling 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...

DACA Explained

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...

Protest Group Glossary

An “Outside Explainer” from CNN, a cable news outlet covering events of the world. Click here for the discussion: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/us/glossary-of-political-rhetoric-terms/index.html This “Outside Explainer” is part of an occasional...

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 This “Outside Explainer” is...

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...

Who are the Attorneys General?

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. The AG heads the Department of Justice (DOJ)...