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...

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...