Reading Time: 2 minutes This week marks the 52nd anniversary of Griswold v Connecticut, the Supreme Court case that paved the way for accessible contraception. We take a look back at the history of birth control and the importance of vigilance in a time of legislative regression.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A wealthy American entrepreneur challenges the Republican notion that more tax breaks for the rich equals more jobs and prosperity for all.
Reading Time: 2 minutes On May 18, the FCC quietly voted to propose new rules governing Internet service providers. The intent is to appeal net neutrality regulations enacted under the Obama administration.
Reading Time: < 1 minute There have been many proud and shameful days in US history. Americans have heard of many of them. One particular event, however, has long evaded public scrutiny. WhoWhatWhy is doing its part to change that by commemorating the anniversary of one of the most shameful episodes in the country’s history each year.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The former national security advisor is currently facing several subpoenas from Congress. These target both him personally and his businesses — through which he has received payments from foreign entities, including a media outlet funded by the Russian government.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ten years ago this week, James Comey became a household name when he told the US Senate about one of the most remarkable nights in the history of American politics.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Chelsea Manning is released from prison today after her 35-year sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama. Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, many of which cast a new and damning light on US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Constitution is a treasured document to many, but it is not perfect. Whereas other countries explicitly lay out the right to vote in their constitutions, it is conspicuously absent from the US version. Unfortunately Americans are still living with the results today.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The House has repealed Obamacare and passed the American Health Care Act. Republicans claim it will help make affordable, quality healthcare available to all. But the plan clearly benefits the 1%, while making promises to the vulnerable that could be hard to keep.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been 20 years since the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty went into effect, and an entire class of weapons of mass destruction has been nearly eliminated. That’s partly why the recent chemical attacks in Syria have attracted so much attention.