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Sirhan Sirhan, mugshots

Sirhan May Go Free — But Truth on the Kennedy Assassinations Remains Locked Up

The possible parole of Sirhan Sirhan — convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy and imprisoned for more than half a century —  reminds us that disturbing questions still remain about what really happened in the pantry of Los Angeles’s Ambassador Hotel shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968.

The official story states that Sirhan was a militant Palestinian Christian, driven to murder the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee over his support of Israel. According to this view, anything suspicious about Sirhan’s identification as RFK’s sole killer can be explained away as inconsequential details; probing deeper into the View article …

Memorial Day, 2021

WhoWhatWhy’s Best of Memorial Day 2021

For most of us, Memorial Day is just a collage of impressions from television specials: Bugles playing taps… flags being folded… somber-faced people standing ramrod-straight… speeches… final salutes… long shots of endless fields of gravestones…  human interest stories of unshaven, craggy-faced veterans, some with old medals pinned to their rags, sleeping under bridges, curled up in garbage bags…

 

But for those who want a less impressionistic view of what this day is about, we present a small collection of our past stories that honor the memories of fallen soldiers — and illuminate some of the reasons View article …

Dr Oz, Jeffrey Epstein

More Reasons to Question the Jeffrey Epstein ‘Suicide’

On the heels of his analysis in a 60 Minutes interview pointing to reasons to believe Jeffrey Epstein may have been murdered, forensic pathologist Michael Baden is now back with more claims.

Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s family, presented his evidence on a Dr. Oz special, aired on January 16. In case you missed it, here are the main highlights with respect to the medical evidence. (He presented other evidence as well, on both shows.)

Speaking to Dr. Oz, he expanded on earlier View article …

Charlottesville, Unite the Right Rally

The 'Plague' of Fascism Infecting Trump's America

The Department of Homeland Security has finally added white supremacists to its list of terrorist threats. Kevin McAleenan, the former acting secretary of Homeland Security, told the Brookings Institution that “the continued menace of racially based violent extremism, particularly violent white supremacy, is an abhorrent affront to the nation.” 

 

And, he said, the recent mass shootings have “galvanized the Department of Homeland Security to expand its counterterrorism mission focus beyond terrorists operating abroad, to include those radicalized to violence within View article …

San Diego, wildfires

Climate Change: Is This the Time of Our Lives?

WhoWhatWhy Climate Change Coverage

WhoWhatWhy believes climate change is not just one more news item — but the overriding story of our time. 

Epic images of the burning of the Amazon and the melting of the ice caps flicker across our TV screens and social media feeds but, as individuals going about our daily lives, what is our experience of mankind’s greatest man-made disaster that is already casting a shadow over our home, planet Earth?

We asked the WhoWhatWhy staff and our readers what effects — big or small — of climate change they View article …

British Parliament

Tragically Funny Quotes on Democracy

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said something in 1938 that in 2019 may no longer be true, or so it seems on bad days:

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a president and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

No “alien power over us?” Because Russia has influenced US elections, some View article …

Justice for Michael Brown

Inside the Ferguson Protests

Five years ago, on August 9, 2014, a policeman shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, MO, under circumstances that are still not clear. A grand jury concluded the shooting was justified. This led to more than a week of protests and rioting, with a heavy-handed, militarized response from the police, even when protests were peaceful.

Below are three videos that provide close-up views of what it was like to be in the midst of these confrontations.

Further below is a detailed description of what happened that day, followed by excerpts from a book put out by the Civil Rights Division View article …

British Parliament

Tragically Funny Quotes on Democracy

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said something in 1938 that — in 2019 — may no longer be  true, or so it seems on bad days:

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a president and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

No “alien power over us”? Because Russia has influenced US elections, some Americans feel that indeed an alien power is over them. Others consider the US president himself to be an alien. A more realistic View article …

Michael Cohen

Oh What a Tangled Web... Timely Quotes on Lying

The core issue around which Michael Cohen’s explosive claims revolve is lying. Cohen admits that he lied in the past, but says that he did so at the direction of Donald Trump. In this week’s congressional hearings, the Republican committee members focused on lying, said that Cohen cannot be trusted now because he had lied before, and implied that they themselves would never lie.

We thought it might be interesting to step back and ponder how we, historically, have viewed lying and liars. The following quotes may prove enlightening, amusing or thought-provoking. Whatever they are, we hope they foster additional discussion, View article …

British Parliament

Tragically Funny Quotes on Democracy

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said something in 1938 that in 2018 may no longer be  true, or so it seems on bad days:   

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a president and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

No “alien power over us?” Because Russia has influenced US elections, some View article …

The Emperor's New Clothes, monument, Odense, Denmark.

Drunk With Power — Quotations and Context for the Trump Era

Opinion

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The people who work for President Donald Trump have a tricky job to do: They must, in effect, act as dry cleaners for the emperor’s new clothes.

 

But how long the illusion will last in view of recent events Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, the unflattering op-ed on Trump in the New York Times, and the Washington Post’s announcement that, in 601 days since Trump assumed View article …

Charlottesville, Unite the Right Rally

The Hate Group Next Door

Do you live near a hate group? Would you know it if you did?

To find out more, click on this amazing Hate Map, and you will discover a wide variety of fascist hate groups all over the country — whom they hate, what they’ve been up to, and where they are. There’s one for nearly every taste.  

It is as horrifying as those maps you see on the news showing fires raging throughout the American west. The flames seem to be leaping off the map.

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