A conversation with the president of the Ayn Rand Institute on the legacy of The Fountainhead, published 75 years ago this month. Love it or hate it, there is no doubt that the ideas of individualism and “selfishness” its author explored are influencing policy in Washington, DC.
Author and intel authority James Bamford tries to give an objective analysis of the Russiagate debate, and to put it in the context of the history and reality of intelligence gathering.
Financial journalist Dinny McMahon talks about shadow banks, ghost cities, and massive loans that could end the Chinese miracle.
Gina Haspel played a key role in America’s post 9/11 torture program and was a leader in covering up its excesses. Should that disqualify her from being CIA director? Whistleblower John Kiriakou believes it should.
Avraham Burg, the son of one of Israel’s founding fathers, sees a nation hollowed out — and calls for deep structural change.
President Donald Trump has nominated Gina Haspel — a person deeply involved in the agency’s former torture program — to be the new director. Last year, we interviewed CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou about his role in exposing this illegal program.
In less than a year, five members of a neo-Nazi group have been charged with murder. More than 250,000 chat messages obtained by reporters provide a glimpse into how Atomwaffen works and how its members think.
The media and the public focus on the school shootings that resulted in fatalities and casualties. However, many potential massacres are headed off by savvy interventions. What can we learn from those?
Barrett Brown and filmmaker Alex Winter remind us that all of our broken institutions needed reform before Trump — and will need even more reform after he is gone.
What is it like in an ICE prison? A former detainee describes the often inhuman conditions in which prisoners are kept.
Is the norm of almost absolute free speech in the US going to survive? And should it?
Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent and whistleblower on the failures of the FBI on 9/11, looks at mass shootings as a consequence of the US fighting perpetual wars.
The extraordinary, yet somewhat predictable, story of how the Iraqi people lost out as their country’s oil wealth was squandered as a result of corruption, deceit, political infighting, Western meddling and tribal conflicts.
Why the current internet business model of free news, free shipping, free internet and free searches has to go away — and what has to replace it.
A new report from RAND examines how diminishing respect for objective facts is undermining the public marketplace for ideas that forms the foundation of democracy.
The new Peter B. Collins podcast looks at the similarities involving surveillance and paid FBI informants in five San Francisco Bay Area “domestic terrorism” cases.
A reminder about the Panama Papers, and why all the recent changes to the tax code will not result in trillions of dollars being repatriated to the United States.
Martin Sheil, a retired branch chief of the IRS Criminal Division, discusses his WhoWhatWhy series on Deutsche Bank and how nearly all the main figures involved in Russiagate also have ties to the financial institution.
Popular author and journalist Sarah Kendzior looks at the many battles ahead to combat voter suppression in 2018.
Thanks to the critically acclaimed movie “The Post,” which opens this weekend, the story of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is again part of the public discourse. But there is much more to it than the movie shows, Ellsberg tells WhoWhatWhy in this recent podcast.