Corporate cable news fails to live up to its role as part of the free press. We get lots of opinion but not nearly enough critical information on serious issues. Such negligence gives those in power the sense that they are accountable only to the people who write their checks — and not the public.
Outgoing President Barack Obama is leaving his successor with a wide array of tools he used to wage war and obscure the work of the government.
This year, the US is getting coal in its stocking … and crude oil and natural gas produced by fracking. Lots of it.
Will any of the people advising Trump dare to speak truth to power? And if so, will the new president ever listen? If the answer to both questions is “no,” then Trump will rule more like a monarch than a president.
Thanks to the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act, Republicans have been able to pass laws enabling them to pick an electorate more to their liking. Still, there’s more work to be done, and WhoWhatWhy is offering a few innovative ways to ensure that only the “right” people vote.
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Republicans are within reach of being able to call a constitutional convention. That would put them in a position to make wholesale changes to the Constitution.
Republicans have stoked anger at the government for years. Their strategy worked and, coupled with well-targeted voter suppression and gerrymandering, the American people have handed them a blank check. The only problem: Now they are the government and must deliver on their promises.
There has probably never been a presidential campaign that Americans wanted to be over as much as this one. Unfortunately, the end of the race will not be the end of all of the ugliness it has revealed.
In-person voter fraud has had a tremendous impact on US elections — but only because Republican state governments have used this extraordinarily rare crime to justify massive voter suppression efforts that could make all the difference in this election.
Here’s a little context for what is, thankfully, the last debate of this presidential election.