Reading Time: 4 minutes All 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have worked hard to keep things civil and their powder dry for the general election. The only one causing trouble is the 2016 nominee.
Reading Time: < 1 minute While the media has, rightly, been very vocal about press restrictions during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, it has been much more quiet about Brazil’s recent efforts to silence Glenn Greenwald.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Donald Trump has joined a long list of US presidents who have used warfare to distract from domestic problems.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Here’s the backstory to Trump’s calculus with the pro-life crowd — a sleeper issue of great importance.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Taking meaningful steps to minimize the devastating impact of climate change is difficult, which is why so many people, companies, and governments are doing nothing. But there is one way to force them into action.
Reading Time: < 1 minute On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said he’d run the country like one of his businesses. That is one promise he kept: Even in a healthy economy, he managed to amass an annual deficit of $1 trillion.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A coming book on Donald Trump provides substance for our argument that federal office holders should pass a test of basic literacy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The myth of superior American medicine is a barrier to reform.
Reading Time: < 1 minute One “highlight” of the recent crisis involving the US and Iran was President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to attack cultural sites in Iran, which would be a brazen violation of the Geneva Conventions and other international laws.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Americans love a good war, which is why presidents have used armed conflicts to boost their political fortunes. That may not work for President Donald Trump this time around. Here is why.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Prisoners can’t vote. They have no political power. But they count in the census. And that’s exactly why lawmakers want them in their districts.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In addition to hard-hitting news, WhoWhatWhy also brings you insightful, sometimes controversial, sometimes hilarious, and always thought-provoking commentary and opinion. Here are some of our favorite pieces from this year.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Renowned cartoonist Ted Rall joined WhoWhatWhy mid-year and he has made our readers smile and think ever since. Here are some of our favorite cartoons.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The impeachment of President Donald Trump is about much more than the fate of a corrupt leader. It’s about whether the American experiment can still succeed.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Whenever the curtain is pulled back on how the FISA process works, as it was in the recent DOJ inspector general’s report, Americans are appalled. Yet anti-privacy advocates are only worried that spying on US citizens may become more difficult in the future.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Americans learned this week that the Afghanistan adventure they have been paying for is a gigantic mess. We take a look into the future to see what will happen when the US finally withdraws.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Kansas City has approved free mass transit for all. Where most people see a sensible policy that helps all citizens and the environment, others will undoubtedly invoke the boogeyman of “socialism” — and expose how wacky they sound.
Reading Time: 5 minutes As Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated a Brexit election landslide, the dreams of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party turned into an anti-Semitic nightmare.
Reading Time: 5 minutes US Catholic bishops insist that abortion is the “preeminent” issue for Catholic voters in 2020. Will white Catholics in the Midwest listen to them?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Want to get a job as a federal judge but have no courtroom experience, no common sense, and no clue? No problem. If you are conservative enough, the GOP Senate will confirm you.