So I don’t keep up with politics at all and won’t pretend that I have any interest in doing so. But when there’s something major going on in the news, I like to do a quick Google search and read up just enough to feel somewhat informed about what’s going on in the country, world, etc. For example, I know enough to know the difference between Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act (there is none – they’re referring to the exact same thing) unlike many of our fellow Americans apparently.
For the crisis in Syria, Refinery 29 broke it down nicely for me: What You Need To Know About The Crisis In Syria
When talks about the government shutting down came about, I read this: Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government shutdown will work
It shed some light on what’s going on but I still have a lot of questions that I’ll probably never ask for fear of sounding completely ignorant. So instead of trying to dig deeper, I gave up and turned to the most reliable and accurate source on the interwebs – Buzzfeed. Nailed it.