For Georgians it may seem like there’s no great option for voting. But apathy and not voting only plays into the suppressors’ hands. Though things may look bad, citizen awareness is rising, and we hope that you’ll participate in this fragile enterprise we call democracy.
All of a sudden, everybody is talking about the Deep State. People from across the political spectrum are discussing it, such as former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, The New York Times and Rush Limbaugh. Americans are wondering what, exactly, the “Deep State” is. WhoWhatWhy readers, on the other hand, are asking: What took you so Read More
While ISIS Is cheering on Donald Trump, a top European official has a much grimmer view of the new US president: Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council (and now only the world’s second most powerful Donald), in a “Dear Colleague” letter in which he outlines threats to the European Union, lumps Trump in Read More
It’s been a pretty good week for Middle Eastern terrorists. First, an Executive Order from Donald Trump kept some legal residents from entering the country (along with kids, old people and an Iraqi who had risked his life translating for US troops). Then, there was an attack on a mosque in Canada that left six Read More
President Trump now has the launch codes to the nuclear arsenal. Though many feared this reality, this Classic WhoWhatWhy article demonstrates that the US has had much to fear concerning nuclear weapons long before Trump came on the scene.
With many global hot spots requiring Donald Trump’s immediate attention, the incoming president will have to hit the ground running. And the many ongoing or looming crises he faces won’t be solved with Tweets.
With the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Senate could deal yet another blow to the Voting Rights Act. The Alabama Republican will appear before the Judiciary Committee today.
If Donald Trump runs his administration the way he ran his campaign, expect a lot of subterfuge and large sums of money finding its way into his own pocket.
Activists suing to force the federal government to fight climate change want ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson (now Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State) to reveal when the fossil fuel industry knew of its effect on global warming — and what it did to hide it.
Anti-Trump forces are pinning their last hopes on a revolt in the Electoral College next Monday. Could that actually happen?
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
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
It is normal that a recount of millions of votes will change the final numbers, and a slightly different count is not necessarily a sign of foul play. Still, there are some very interesting things to look for as recount results are made public.
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
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
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
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
Usually, international election observers monitor new and struggling democracies, such as Ukraine. Turns out the “struggling democracy” that needs outside monitors is our own.
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
Donald Trump likes to talk about the crowds at his rallies. He does this with good reason: Trump is drawing a lot more supporters to his events than anybody in this election cycle not named Bernie Sanders. The problem is that Trump’s campaign is pretty much a one-man show. Unfortunately for the GOP nominee, he Read More