Reading Time: 4 minutes Getting into northeastern Syria is easier than staying there. Turkey is about to find out — and the ultimate winners are likely to be ISIS and the Assad regime
Reading Time: 4 minutes Apparently, all that exists from an October 2003 interview with a controversial Saudi Arabian ambassador by the 9/11 Commission is two pages of notes. The main takeaway: the Kingdom’s government “chose not to see” radical fundamentalists.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Climate change is not just a scientific concept. It is all around us, threatening to mutate the world we live in for good. Read how it is already having a profound effect on everyday lives.
Reading Time: 1 minute Even after his retirement from the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens kept fighting for the rights of those imprisoned on the Guantanamo Bay naval base.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Turkey’s willingness to risk the stability of NATO with a provocative pivot to Russia is rooted in the tangled web of alliances in war-torn Syria.
Reading Time: 1 minute Top political cartoonist Ted Rall presents a searing indictment of the forgotten victims of American military might.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The extreme climate changes we experience today were predictable years ago, and preventable. We present a look back at some of the lesser known obstacles to fighting climate change — and what the future president will likely have to contend with.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Turkey’s authoritarian president has just suffered a major symbolic and financial blow in Istanbul’s mayoral election rerun. The outcome means that the future of NATO’s second-largest member is even more uncertain.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Felix Sater, a key figure in President Donald Trump’s life, is being questioned today by the House Intelligence Committee. Since we’ve been watching him long before he became a person of interest, we already have a wish list of questions designed to pick the locks on his knowledge that is so dangerous to Trump.
Reading Time: 7 minutes On National Gun Violence Day, we present seven stories that illustrate the US’s obsession with guns and some of the issues we must face before the epidemic of gun deaths can be addressed in a meaningful way.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Beyond the pomp of official Memorial Day celebrations, there is too much that seems to have been forgotten.
Reading Time: 10 minutes President Donald Trump asserted last week that his faith got him through the various investigations into his behavior and business dealings. We took a deep dive into how credible Trump’s claim is.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Erdogan loses Ankara and Istanbul in first significant electoral reversal in nearly two decades in power.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The evidence suggests President Nixon was set up by powerful interests deeply unhappy with his policies.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Getting answers to these questions will reveal much more about our president and about money and power in America.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This thing you may not have heard about could just be what saves humanity from extinction.
Reading Time: 23 minutes On the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of more than 60 prominent American citizens is calling upon Congress to reopen the investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Turkey spars with US National Security Advisor John Bolton as Russia and Iran emerge the main beneficiaries of a messy American withdrawal from Syria.
Reading Time: 7 minutes During the midterms this year we focused on one of the most bizarre elections in the country. A race for governor where conflict of interest, voter suppression, and partisan shenanigans were just another day in Georgia.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Every Sunday, WhoWhatWhy cartoonist and Image Editor DonkeyHotey and Senior Editor Klaus Marre bring you insightful, sometimes controversial, sometimes hilarious, and always thought-provoking commentary and opinion. Here are some of our favorite pieces from this year.