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Putin, Trump, Syria, China

WhoWhatWhy Is Not Just Ahead of the Curve on Domestic Issues

It hasn’t just been WhoWhatWhy’s domestic coverage that has been far ahead of the curve: with our limited resources we got many of the international stories right too. For example, according to mainstream media reports, it now seems increasingly likely that Donald Trump might try to play Russia and China off of each other, by cozying Read More

Rex Tillerson

Will There Be a Tillerson Senate Showdown?

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump often railed against congressional Republicans who did not bend the knee and kiss his ring as the party’s new standard-bearer. In the end, most of them toed the line but there are plenty of bruised egos on Capitol Hill. Now that the GOP controls all of Washington, one big Read More

Eric Schneiderman

NY Primary Was a Mess, New Report Shows

New York’s voter protection hotline received 10 times more calls during the Empire State’s primary than any previous election, according to a report New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released this week. In response to the highly flawed election, he vowed to seek sweeping changes to how the state votes in the future. WhoWhatWhy had Read More

Election Recount

Why Recounts Matter

Forget Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein. This recount isn’t about them, it’s about you. It’s about shedding a little light on a process that is needlessly and absurdly opaque. A Gallup poll released in November shows that 69% of Americans lack confidence in the “honesty of the election.”  That’s up 30% from 2009. Read More

Jill Stein

Jill Stein Wins the Recount

The first vote in Wisconsin hasn’t been counted yet, but the winner of the recount is already clear: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. There is hardly a scenario in which she doesn’t emerge victorious: –          If the recount is conducted and Donald Trump wins, which remains the most likely outcome, then Stein is the Read More

Alexander Litvinenko

Revisiting Litvinenko Murder 10 Years Later

It’s too early to tell if the Donald Trump era will bring about vindictive acts against political opponents, but it is troubling that his main advocate among foreign heads of state – Russia’s Vladimir Putin – has been accused of just such actions.It was 10 years ago today, Nov. 23, 2006, that former Russian spy Read More

James Clapper

Good Riddance, James Clapper

Most Americans have no idea who James Clapper is, which is unfortunate on many levels. First of all, they should know who the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is. After all, the DNI heads the US intelligence apparatus and is a principal adviser to the president. Secondly, they should really know who this Director of Read More

Climate Aggreement

Big Oil Taking Tepid First Steps to Fight Climate Change

Apparently kicking and screaming the whole way, some of the world’s oil giants are finally taking some small steps to get on board with the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to reduce climate-warming emissions.Chief executives of seven major producers — none of them based in the US — have agreed to join forces “to create Read More

Tim Kaine

Hilarious Error Proves a Point

Journalists get a lot of emails from PR staffers pitching story ideas. More often than not, this is not earth-shattering material but rather a group that wants to get its name in the news or an individual trying to promote a book. Initially, that seemed to be the case on Thursday morning, when the American Read More

Donald Trump

The (Media) Empire Strikes Back

We at WhoWhatWhy have long predicted that the mainstream media would turn on Donald Trump – after they were done milking the attention he attracts for every ad dollar and page view. Still, even we did not think that they would do such a thorough job. According to an analysis of the network’s evening newscasts Read More

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