The Real History of Poppy Bush Pt 5, Was the JFK Assassination the Tipping Point in Our Distrust of Government?, France Cancels Climate Demonstrations: Nov 20Reading Time: 3 minutes
VOLUNTEER! WhoWhatWhy loves our volunteers. Right now, we can use help with photo research/editing, specialty research, fundraising, social media, and more. Please get in touch if interested and tell us about your relevant experience and skills.
Now Live on WhoWhatWhy
Official Photo of President John F. Kennedy. Photo credit: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
When the whole truth is out….
By Jeff Schechtman
The assassination of John F. Kennedy forever changed America and its politics. And yet, even in the wake of such a tectonic event, the facts around that fateful day are still in dispute. One man who can cut through the confusion is Gary Shaw, a pioneering investigator of JFK’s death. He is this week’s guest of WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman.
PoppyLeaks, Part 5
By Russ Baker
Hey, are we living in the old USSR? It sure looks like it, judging from the way the media has closed ranks around a blatantly false account of George H.W. Bush’s life. This bothers us so much that we’re going to give you portions of his real biography — free.
PICKS are stories from many sources, selected by our editors or recommended by our readers because they are important, surprising, troubling, enlightening, inspiring, or amusing. They appear on our site and in our daily newsletter. Please send suggested articles, videos, podcasts, etc. to email@example.com.
The FAA Drone Task Force is scheduled to develop recommendations by today, November 20, 2015. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
About this photo: Private drone in flight.
France, Citing Terrorists, Cancels Climate Demonstrations (Russ)
No marches or other public expression will be permitted during the Paris Climate talks. This, says France, is necessary because of the terror attacks.
The Clintons Have Raised $3 Billion Dollars Over the Years (Russ)
Detailed analysis of how the Clintons methodically created and nurtured their donor network over decades.
Oklahoma Makes Changes to Disposal Wells After Latest Earthquakes (Klaus)
Following a 4.7 magnitude earthquake, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is shutting down two oil and gas wastewater wells and reducing the volumes of 23 others. The Sooner State has seen a dramatic jump in seismic activity in recent years and geologists think it is very likely that oil exploration is to blame.
What Would Jesus Have Done? Evangelical Umbrella Group Favors Admitting Syrian Refugees (Gerry)
In an implicit rebuke to Republican presidential candidates vying for the so-called evangelical vote, the 73-year old National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) called for “continued resettlement” in the United States of Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS terror. The NAE statement said: “The United States has a strong track record for screening refugee applicants, having processed more than three million refugees over the past four decades. It is more thorough and careful than the screening for tourist and student visas to the United States … a refugee from Syria must pass multiple careful tests for eligibility.”
Al Jazeera Investigates the Hostage Business (Ben)
This Migrant Crisis Is Only a Warm-Up for the Main Act (Russ)
“Global warming means flow of refugees will turn into a flood over next two decades.”
Israeli Prime Minister Pushes for Control of Golan After Oil Discovery (Ben)
“Israel invaded and occupied the Syrian territory known as the ‘Golan Heights’ in 1967, and has maintained a military and civilian presence there ever since…. Now, according to some analysts, the Israeli government has a new reason to secure their illegal annexation of the Syrian land: oil.”
How to Make Museums More Public-Friendly (Russ)
Among Sam Smith’s intriguing ideas — put 12-year-olds on their boards. They know what’s entertaining and cool.
Like what you see? Sign up here to subscribe to this newsletter — our daily roundup of stories from around the web that our editors or other readers thought worth reading. You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter, which recaps all of the exclusive WhoWhatWhy pieces of the past seven days.