Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 1 minute 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes Usually, international election observers monitor new and struggling democracies, such as Ukraine. Turns out the “struggling democracy” that needs outside monitors is our own.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 1 minute Three months ago, WhoWhatWhy wrote a story on how the rest of the world is treating this year’s US election like that of a banana republic. Specifically, we were first to report that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is sending hundreds of election observers to the US due to concerns over Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes At least 23 journalists who dared to challenge Vladimir Putin were murdered since he rose to power. Putin’s big fan Donald Trump verbally assaults journalists every day. And Hillary Clinton has her own ways of dealing with a skeptical press.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay was supposed to hold “the worst of the worst,” but intelligence failures have led to low-level combatants being imprisoned there for over a decade.
Reading Time: 4 minutes All of the attention this year has been focused on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton but the vice-presidential debate is the one worth watching.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Congress quickly overturned President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that allows the victims of the attacks of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia.
Reading Time: 1 minute Handing a victory to opponents of state-sponsored voter suppression efforts, a federal court ruled Monday that only the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) can make changes to federal voter registration forms. The ruling prevents Alabama, Georgia and Kansas from amending the form by adding a proof-of-citizenship requirement. Under the guise of fighting voter fraud, Kansas Secretary Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute The Texas Land Commissioner runs an office that “manages state lands, operates the Alamo, helps Texans recovering from natural disasters, helps fund Texas public education through the Permanent School Fund, provides benefits to Texas Veterans, and manages the vast Texas coast.” Therefore, it would seem very odd at first glance that the current land commissioner Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new batch of emails released by Judicial Watch Monday show that Clinton Foundation donors enjoyed access to the Democratic nominee when she was Secretary of State.
Reading Time: 1 minute Lots of people believe that something is missing in Washington. Most of them think it’s bipartisanship, accountability and common sense. It can safely be assumed that the number of people who think that the nation’s capital is lacking another Cheney is much smaller. Unfortunately, while it seems unlikely that bipartisanship, accountability and common sense will Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute The Washington Post recently offered a truly frightening scenario: Russian hackers could try to manipulate the upcoming presidential election. Undoubtedly, readers of the Post were alarmed by this revelation…unless they were also readers of WhoWhatWhy. In that case they will have known about the possibility of Russia hacking the election for a year, which is Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that there is a simple way you can get out of answering questions at a traffic stop? Be white.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Voting rights activists won three important legal battles across the US. The cases highlight the fierce battle being fought right now over who will get to vote in the fall.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Bernie Sanders wants to turn his primary support into a lasting progressive movement. But the latest DNC scandal will make that more difficult.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Citing revelations from WhoWhatWhy’s reporting, two watchdog groups ask DOJ to investigate the Trump campaign for violating the law by continuing to ask foreigners for money.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Things in Istanbul’s airport were back to normal for the most part Thursday, less than 48 hours after three suicide bombers killed 41 people and injured over 200 more. It is highly improbable that the reaction in the US to any kind of terrorist attack would be the same. Why is that, and what does Read More