Nothing about Donald Trump has changed in the decade since Tim O’Brien was granted unprecedented access to write about him — only to be sued for his effort. Today, he tells WhoWhyWhy about the mogul’s narcissism, greed, and psychopathy.
Part 3 of our three-part series on the techniques of trolls. The first two parts were concerned mostly with sabotage and disinformation on the Internet, but Part 3 goes back in time to the days when activists unwittingly came face-to-face with government infiltrators.
The other day, Trump accused Jeb Bush’s brother of being a hypocrite, and using eminent domain to seize private land. For once, Trump isn’t blowing smoke. Here are the details that Jeb claims not to know.
Our automated vote recording and tabulation system cannot be trusted. At least that’s what one statistician thinks, and she is not staying silent about it. Here is the story of how one person took on the bureaucracy in order to protect the integrity of our democracy.
For over 40 years, Paul Schrade has campaigned to reopen the investigation into the RFK assassination. Eyewitness testimony, the autopsy report and an audio recording of the shooting all strongly suggest that two guns were involved and that Sirhan could not have fired the fatal shot.
A simple step added to the Election Day routine in New Hampshire would virtually guarantee the integrity of the state’s important primary. But it is not mandatory. And that has vote integrity activists worried.
A surprising number of people actually claim that the entire mass shooting event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was fabricated. They’re dangerously wrong — and this documentary proves it, while bringing some of the children back to life, if only for a moment.
Soon, critical decisions will be taken about how best to monitor bad guys — while not intruding into the online lives of the rest of us. Here’s a primer on what it is all about. It’s a chance to learn and to weigh in — while there’s still time.
A new documentary on the life, capture and execution of a young American journalist is riveting. It does not, however, help us understand why he had to die.
When he ran for president 29 years ago, Gary Hart was seen as the candidate of new vision and new ideas. Today he thinks we need to get back to the fundamental ideas of our nation’s founders. Gary Hart talks to WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman about the downward spiral from the revolutionary ideal of citizen participation to the corporate reality of Citizens United.
How festival programmers choose which films to feature tells us a lot about tolerance (or lack thereof) for Deep Politics
We’ve landed the full list of documents the US government claims it is still holding that pertain to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It’s a long list — 3,603 documents. And the details are sparse. But it’s a very good start.
“Big Brother” is getting even bigger in China. In a development that the author of “1984” would surely have appreciated, China recently passed an “anti-terrorism law” that seems an excuse for a clampdown. It also eerily mirrors calls by US officials for access to encrypted communications.
Turks against Kurds, ISIS against Kurds, Russia against ISIS, Turkey against Russia — who will be the winner? And how will it affect the rest of the world?
This is the second of a three-part series on the insidious techniques of trolls, spooks, feds, saboteurs, provocateurs, and disinformants. As you read about these dirty tricks, you may have a sense of deja-vu.