Reading Time: 22 minutes 30 percent of California is forested. There are over 129 million dead trees, residential buildings increasingly closer to wildland, and conflicts about who’s responsible for managing it all. What could go wrong?
Reading Time: 15 minutes We explore WhoWhatWhy’s decision to take on the singular focus of election integrity and voter suppression during this election.
Reading Time: 23 minutes Investigative journalist Stephen Singular talks about his book Stolen Future, and the great mystery that still surrounds the 2000 presidential election.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A conversation with international journalist and screenwriter Rula Jebreal about her final interview with Jamal Khashoggi.
Reading Time: 19 minutes As Americans focus on the midterm elections for Washington politicians, a new group of candidates is surfacing in local races, enabled by district elections and public financing.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A glimpse at the legal battles being fought against the type of voter suppression that is currently being exposed by WhoWhatWhy.
Reading Time: 18 minutes A world-renowned economist looks at the growing power of an economy of intangibles and why the markets, especially the tech sector, may be so volatile for years to come.
Reading Time: 16 minutes How American oil independence is, in reality, a bad idea from an economic and geopolitical perspective.
Reading Time: 16 minutes The push for a third party in California might energize a rethink of the two-party system nationwide. Former congressman — and former Republican — Tom Campbell explains his support for that effort.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Fraternities, one of the earliest manifestations of male privilege, remain training grounds for drinking and sexual abuse in a changing era.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Global migration is a huge problem. In order for nations to deal with it effectively and humanely, its root causes and historical lineage must be understood.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A look at how a country filled with sexism, racism, nostalgia, and class division is ripe for fascist politics to take over via seemingly democratic means.
Reading Time: 16 minutes On the tenth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, a reinterpretation of what happened — and a warning of the dangers that might lie just ahead.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctum of a new gilded age.
Reading Time: 17 minutes A look at how voting laws are being subverted to suppress minority participation, and at the resultant degradation of democracy.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Is there a way forward in Afghanistan? A conversation with Laurel E. Miller, a senior foreign policy expert at RAND.
Reading Time: 15 minutes The American Beverage Association basically extorted California’s government into preempting the authority of cities and counties to impose soda taxes over the next 12 years. Unfortunately other large corporate interests are also using similar tactics to get what they want.
Reading Time: 17 minutes Cornell professor Louis Hyman explains the history of the unmaking of American work, how temporary work took over the economy, and why the gig economy may yet have a silver lining.
Reading Time: 18 minutes The US and the world are doing better by almost every metric. So why is there so much pessimism?
Reading Time: 17 minutes A look at how the next generation of Republicans is doing in the Trump era.