Reading Time: < 1 minute On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said he’d run the country like one of his businesses. That is one promise he kept: Even in a healthy economy, he managed to amass an annual deficit of $1 trillion.
Reading Time: < 1 minute One “highlight” of the recent crisis involving the US and Iran was President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to attack cultural sites in Iran, which would be a brazen violation of the Geneva Conventions and other international laws.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Prisoners can’t vote. They have no political power. But they count in the census. And that’s exactly why lawmakers want them in their districts.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Renowned cartoonist Ted Rall joined WhoWhatWhy mid-year and he has made our readers smile and think ever since. Here are some of our favorite cartoons.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Whenever the curtain is pulled back on how the FISA process works, as it was in the recent DOJ inspector general’s report, Americans are appalled. Yet anti-privacy advocates are only worried that spying on US citizens may become more difficult in the future.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Kansas City has approved free mass transit for all. Where most people see a sensible policy that helps all citizens and the environment, others will undoubtedly invoke the boogeyman of “socialism” — and expose how wacky they sound.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Want to get a job as a federal judge but have no courtroom experience, no common sense, and no clue? No problem. If you are conservative enough, the GOP Senate will confirm you.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Like other Silicon Valley companies, Google prides itself on being open to different viewpoints. But when it comes to its employees wanting to organize, that supposed tolerance quickly reaches its limits.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Back in 2008, Barack Obama took the nation by storm by campaigning on Hope and Change. Now, with 2020 on the horizon and change badly needed, he wants Democrats to forego a bold agenda.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Memo to Michael Bloomberg: Being a beneficiary of America’s insane wealth gap does not make you qualified to fix it.
Reading Time: < 1 minute President Donald Trump’s newest White House aide is “prosperity gospel” television evangelist Paula White. Both are thrice-married and like to con people out of their money, so it seems like a match made in heaven.
Reading Time: < 1 minute If you have a problem with people booing a president who maligns their city, but not with unsubstantiated smear campaigns paid for by millionaires and crackpots, you may be missing the bigger picture.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In a repeat of 2016, Bernie Sanders is running another strong campaign. He’s attracting big crowds, raising a lot of money, making news with important plans, and doing well in the polls — but the media continues to act like he doesn’t even exist.
Reading Time: < 1 minute When it comes to debates, the talking heads want you to take their word on what matters, rather than follow your own gut.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Polls show that more and more Americans want President Donald Trump impeached — and that includes some Republicans. But why? They all have their reasons.
Reading Time: < 1 minute President Donald Trump is looking for the whistleblower in all the wrong places.
Reading Time: < 1 minute How could the US play a more positive role in fighting climate change? By doing nothing instead of undermining global efforts.
Reading Time: < 1 minute While President Donald Trump likes to pal around with some of the world’s dictators and strongmen, the rest of his foreign policy resembles that of many past presidents. It’s just one reason why the US is increasingly unpopular across the globe.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In order to punish the children of undocumented immigrants, President Donald Trump wants to end birthright citizenship, which makes anyone born on US soil an American. But once we start holding people accountable for the sins of their fathers and mothers, where does it stop?
Reading Time: < 1 minute A poll this week showed the Democratic presidential campaign evolving into a three-way race between Joe Biden and progressive Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). What are they thinking?