Reading Time: 2 minutes As long as Hillary Clinton keeps talking about the 2016 election, Democrats won’t be able to focus on 2018. She should take the difficult step out of the spotlight.
Reading Time: 2 minutes By turning his announcement of the decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement into a spectacle, President Donald Trump needlessly (further) irked the countries that think climate change is real — i.e. all of them other than Syria.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you want to design your state laws so that they suppress the African-American vote, don’t use North Carolina as a model.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Overshadowed by the never-ending stream of news generated by President Donald Trump, the FCC began the process of overturning Obama-era net neutrality rules. It’s time to pay attention!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Voter suppression works, but President Donald Trump’s new election integrity commission is unlikely to do anything about the problem…especially because it is chaired by a prominent architect of voter suppression laws. But we have some ideas that would help.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump’s ineptitude and GOP congressional dysfunction could help Republicans hold on to power in 2018.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As the nightmare of George Orwell’s 1984 becomes reality in slow motion, there may be a silver lining. It turns out that the people have some powerful surveillance tools of their own.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Congress rolled back Obama era protections against suspicionless drug testing. The targets of these programs are always those less fortunate and not the people making millions off the government.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Thanks in part to WhoWhatWhy’s own reporting, there is a renewed focus on the relationship between Team Trump and Russia. In light of many unanswered questions, this scrutiny is well deserved.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Our current national leaders consider desperate people who risked their lives by crossing burning deserts in search of a better future to be criminals. But would deporting them be committing a worse crime?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Influential forces are trying to rewrite history. Their work is made easy when leaders like Barack Obama and Ben Carson are referring to slaves as “immigrants.”
Reading Time: 3 minutes Donald Trump was hailed for a presidential address to Congress. But was it? Here is what he should have said during the speech’s most memorable moment.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump, who is usually so modest, has proclaimed that he is the least racist and least anti-Semitic person. At a time when hate crimes are up and racial rifts have been laid bare, that’s a stroke of good fortune for the US.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In calling the media an “enemy of the American people,” Donald Trump takes an ugly page from an 80-year-old playbook on how to dismantle a democracy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The GOP has spent decades protecting its deep-pocketed supporters by withholding facts from the public. Now that they control Congress and the White House, expect this “War on Information” to go into overdrive.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Steve Bannon believes the “Judeo-Christian West” is engaged in a war without realizing it. In Donald Trump, has he finally found the person who will fight back for him?
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump wants an investigation into his unproven claim that millions of illegal votes were cast for Hillary Clinton. Enterprising lawmakers could take any findings to further suppress the right of minorities to vote.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Donald Trump’s treatment of the press gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves for years of shoddy work.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Corporate cable news fails to live up to its role as part of the free press. We get lots of opinion but not nearly enough critical information on serious issues. Such negligence gives those in power the sense that they are accountable only to the people who write their checks — and not the public.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Outgoing President Barack Obama is leaving his successor with a wide array of tools he used to wage war and obscure the work of the government.