Reading Time: 8 minutes The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has been warning for years that the multi-billion dollar rebuilding effort by the US was awash in waste, fraud and corruption that has helped the Taliban thrive. Why is this kind of issue not at the heart of the 2016 presidential debate?
Reading Time: 8 minutes The stories of three people who, despite great odds, had the courage and imagination to reinvent themselves — and not only change their own lives but the lives of others. (Part 2 of a two-part series.)
Reading Time: 9 minutes As the rich get richer, things are not getting easier for American workers. In a two-part Labor Day series, WhoWhatWhy examines the challenges they face as the economy changes yet again.
Reading Time: 11 minutes The “real” America lives beyond national statistics, as these profiles of three bellwether counties demonstrate.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Can China turn its economy around by fighting pervasive corruption? More than its own future will be determined by the answer to that question. China has become too big to fail.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Western media conglomerates, aching for a piece of the pie, have been complicit in covering up China’s problems for many years. But recent catastrophes that could not be hidden from public view are evidence that the Great Firewall of China is showing its first cracks.
Reading Time: 4 minutes What you may not know about China and the remarkable events unfolding there — and why it is a problem for us all.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Is it possible that American foreign policy, rather than exporting democracy and building nations, has in fact been fomenting terrorism and destroying countries? Bob Hennelly examines the disturbing evidence.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The arrest of New York Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver on bribery charges would be easy to dismiss as just another local corruption case. Bob Hennelly explains why it’s a much bigger risk to democracy than it appears.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Now that ebola hysteria has stopped interrupting regular programming and the American patients are cured, the risk is gone, right? Not so fast …
Reading Time: 8 minutes If you’d invested a trillion dollars in something, you’d definitely want a positive return. Yet the latest iteration of the military industrial complex, exemplified by the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, seems only to have produced more war, more terrorism, more surveillance and more presidential protection blunders. You can blame it on 9/11, but the blueprints were already there.
Reading Time: 9 minutes When looking at the aggressive, almost military police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a big dose of collective amnesia makes it easy to forget that the United States has been here before. And may yet be there again.
Reading Time: 6 minutes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just pulled the plug on a bipartisan pension funding deal he’s been touting as the kind of solution he’d bring to America. So is what’s good for New Jersey good for the rest of the country? And has it been so good to New Jersey? WhoWhatWhy investigates.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Long shot or not for the White House, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s tactical response to the Bridgegate fiasco offers a master class on insulating a candidate from crisis.
Reading Time: 5 minutes While the mainstream press circles the troubled New Jersey governor over the obvious, astute observers may want to keep an eye on what may be the real threat to his “comeback” hopes.