Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign failed to return excess contributions to donors. New reports suggest that the campaign has no problem spending the money — at Trump’s own properties.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In a letter sent to every presidential candidate Wednesday, more than 100 groups urged the White House hopefuls to make democracy reform a top priority.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Heightened tensions involving nuclear powers do not just increase the risk for war. They also make accidents involving nukes more likely. While it would seem as though these weapons would be carefully guarded and protected, history suggests otherwise.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) forcefully made the case for better election laws and highlighted the devastating impact of voter suppression on democracy. Will her primary rivals follow her example? Election integrity experts are encouraged.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why are Trump’s dealings with Deutsche Bank presumed to be intimately bound up with Trump’s relationship to Russia and Saudi Arabia?
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s disdain for rules and his anticipated emergency power grab is leaving some Democrats giddy with visions of what a future president could do for their cherished causes. That’s a mistake, both legally and morally. OPINION
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 5 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Anti-Trump forces are pinning their last hopes on a revolt in the Electoral College next Monday. Could that actually happen?
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 1 minute 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
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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