With talk of a Muslim registry heating up, it is worth revisiting how Japanese-Americans were taken from their homes and put in camps during World War II.
We live in a democratic society. Or so we are told. Yet many Americans don’t understand how the Electoral College impedes democracy.
WhoWhatWhy’s founder discusses the US government’s claims that Russian hacking is an attempt to interfere with US elections, as well as the wider use of cyberwarfare by other countries. We’re treading on dangerous ground, and more proof is needed.
In a time of despair, the road to fixing things runs right through the media: our main source for information about what is going on — and why. Here, WhoWhatWhy looks back on our experiment in a different kind of political coverage for the 2016 election.
Manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency is a canker at the heart of the political system.
In-person voter fraud is extraordinarily rare. And why would somebody try to steal one vote at a time when they can just fix the result at the source?
Voter suppression is no laughing matter but sometimes humor can help people understand an issue better. Watch John Oliver demolish those who only want the right people to vote.
The only good thing about last night’s presidential debate was that WhoWhatWhy founder Russ Baker live-tweeted it. #debate twitter. Sitting outside looking at Half Moon Bay, beautiful. Why make America great when plenty already is? — Russ Baker (@RealRussBaker) October 10, 2016 Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln… Trump. Nice ring to it, no? — Russ Baker (@RealRussBaker) Read More
WhoWhatWhy founder Russ Baker talks about what unseen influences shape a presidency; about John F. Kennedy, about Saudis and 9/11 and about how we can finally achieve a real democracy.
Reporting on the Middle East is a minefield — especially when it comes to Israel and Palestine. We stepped in after a special interest group managed to change the meaning of a source’s words.
Police killings are a serious problem in the US. But any honest debate around this issue must include the fact that cops have a tough job: Every day they potentially face citizens who carry more firepower than they do.