Reading Time: 2 minutes The events in Charlottesville, VA, brought renewed attention to the debate over removing Confederate Civil War monuments. Are these monuments simply reminders of lives lost during a tragic and bloody conflict or symbols of white supremacy?
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been almost 10 years since US citizens learned that their government was engaging in torture. Why does the media continue to sugarcoat this state-sanctioned crime by calling it “enhanced interrogation?”
Reading Time: 1 minute Rare-earth elements are essential to current and emerging technologies and one country controls their supply.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Republicans lash out at an impartial federal agency after their various health care bills get unfavorable scores.
Reading Time: 1 minute Power plants are increasingly turning to renewable energy and moving away from coal, but will the White House follow suit?
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker speaks on a variety of important topics in this extensive interview with host Ricky Varandas on The Ripple Effect Podcast.
Reading Time: 1 minute Who is Chris Wray, the former Assistant Attorney General, who was unanimously advanced by a Senate committee this week and is one Senate vote away from replacing James Comey as director of the FBI?
Reading Time: 1 minute Nevadans lined up July 1 to reap the benefits of a November vote legalizing recreational marijuana. However, as state and federal laws governing the drug become more disparate, Attorney General Jeff Sessions promises to crack down on growers.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Government agencies continue to delay Obama-era regulations, leading to an influx of legal challenges from states.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this candid conversation, RT’s Sean Stone asks WhoWhatWhy’s editor-in-chief Russ Baker about Trump and the Russian mob
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s Independence Day, and Americans celebrate their country’s 241st birthday with pride. But patriotism can be manipulated to further destructive ends.
Reading Time: 1 minute Two years after same-sex marriage became legal, gay couples still face challenges.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Over half of the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors have been dismissed to make way for fossil fuel advocates, leading many to worry about the vanishing role of independent scientific review within the agency.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The value placed on free speech in the US is so high that some of the most abhorrent individuals and groups can have their say. This court case proves it.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Electoral boycotts and economic problems overshadow Puerto Rico’s latest bid for statehood.
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.