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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The House has repealed Obamacare and passed the American Health Care Act.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.
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.
Here is a primer on Donald Trump’s relationship with Felix Sater and others with connections to the mob. The perfect video to watch before or after reading the WhoWhatWhy exposé on the president’s Russia connections.
Our primary way of categorizing political discourse is Left-Right. But is this way of thinking inherently limiting and prone to misconception?
As president, Barack Obama was sometimes referred to as the “Deporter in Chief.” Does that mean that the difference between him and President Donald Trump on illegal immigration is just their rhetoric?
The work of the US Congress is on display for anyone desiring to tune in. But why are federal courts largely exempt from this public scrutiny?
The killing of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman triggered a wave of discontent among African-Americans that ultimately became the Black Lives Matter movement. It also sparked debate on Stand Your Ground laws. But has anything changed five years later?
Acclaimed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht spoke recently about the Kennedy assassination. He laid out his case for doubting the official explanation — and asserted that this horrific event was nothing less than the overthrow of the government.
Steve Bannon will play a major role in the Trump administration. It’s time for Americans to get to know him better.
Voter ID laws work as intended — they are suppressing the vote and blocking democracy. Just as shameful is that nobody is talking about it.
Ethics experts believe the danger is great that Donald Trump and his various global business dealings will run afoul of conflict of interest laws.
More than 50 years after the assassination of JFK, questions of who, what, and why remain unresolved. Despite valiant efforts by a dedicated research community, the obstacles remain formidable. At a recent JFK research conference in Dallas, Russ Baker addressed some of these challenges and how to move forward.
Tis the season to be jolly! Follow me in merry measure! Yeah, whatever…let’s watch Prescott Bush.
With its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court opened the door for state lawmakers who wanted to turn back the clock and return to a time when race played a role in who could vote.