Reading Time: 1 minute It is a divisive issue, but some are finding it impossible to get ID from the government — which means their voting rights are being denied.
Reading Time: 1 minute On Tuesday, millions of Americans will cast their ballots on antiquated machines built when many voters were still in diapers. These machines use software that is even older. They are easy to hack, yet election officials don’t want to recognize that this is a problem.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the past few days, NATO heavyweight Turkey has once again bombed the Syrian Kurdish forces who have been key to the effort to defeat the Islamic State, just as the jihadists launched a desperate counterattack in Syria, killing up to 70 pro-American forces. Turkey has long been accused of directly or indirectly propping up Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute State lawmakers are trying to stack the deck against their opponents — and closing polling places is an extremely effective course of action.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Late on Friday, amid major international uproar and after more than two weeks of denials as well as several days of speculation that it would do just that, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in its consulate in Istanbul. A day later, even President Donald Trump, who initially attempted to Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Beatrice Williams understands well the dark history of voter suppression in Georgia — her own family experienced it. And she understands the importance of the upcoming election — that’s why she’s doing everything she can to help others vote.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2013 the US Supreme Court delivered a devastating decision that would lead to a host of state voter suppression laws, with which Americans continue to struggle today as they head to the polls.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A federal judge agrees with a tiny nonprofit that electronic voting is a violation of constitutional rights.
Reading Time: 2 minutes US Sen. Richard Blumenthal insisted Wednesday that there is no threat to national security in declassifying all documents related to the attacks of September 11, 2001. His fellow senators did not object.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Today is National Voter Registration Day. Please make sure you are registered to vote in your county — your democracy depends on it.
Reading Time: 1 minute John Oliver shines light on the pressing problem of felon disenfranchisement in a hilarious yet thoroughly fact-based report.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Another year has passed since 9/11, and it seems as though accountability for those who financed and supported the perpetrators is further from reality than ever. While yet more evidence has surfaced this year about the people involved in covering up the crime, secrecy reigns supreme in Washington. Yelling “national security” a whole lot, which Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, it’s back. We’ve dug deep into the Silicon-mine to find the most shiny, glittering nuggets of presidential twittery.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A Russian network of spambots recently attacked WhoWhatWhy. That we were targeted isn’t surprising, but what they targeted is very interesting.
Reading Time: 4 minutes An obscure case of an American pastor jailed in Turkey and a failed prisoner exchange have spiraled into declarations of economic war between the US and a key NATO ally.
Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker talks with radio host Tom Hartmann about the itchy trigger fingers of past presidents, and whether Trump could launch another war to both distract and make himself look tough.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The dirty tricks of trolls have been polluting the internet for years, but young people may not be aware of these techniques. Study them, and you can build immunity to this form of deception and intimidation.
Reading Time: 1 minute Author Dick Russell talks with RT’s Watching the Hawks about his WhoWhatWhy story on Watts — a neighborhood of Los Angeles that may become the new Flint, Michigan.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Blame it on the Deep State! This is what politicians do when they get in trouble. It helps that people don’t really know what they’re talking about. While the term is now common — and commonly abused — WhoWhatWhy has been exploring this fascinating topic for years.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Erdogan’s power grab in Turkey has been rubber-stamped by an election described by independent observers as free but not fair. His promises for peace and prosperity ring hollow, experts say.