Reading Time: 21 minutes Barrett Brown talks with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou and with Suzie Dawson, the head of New Zealand’s Internet Party. Brown also offers a brief commentary on what he thinks of the current “rule of law.”
Reading Time: 19 minutes The US has become completely reliant on China for all its major defense systems. This dependence lies in the mining and manufacturing of the rare earth elements essential to everything from nuclear weapons to iPhones.
Reading Time: 19 minutes The National Archives last week surprisingly released thousands of previously unseen JFK assassination records. What do they say? Will President Donald Trump allow the release of all remaining documents this year? Why has this story been so undercovered by the mainstream media?
Reading Time: 2 minutes When the CIA was founded 70 years ago, it immediately began shaping the world in a way that served US business interests. In those days, the agency was led by Allen Dulles, its most powerful director. But who was this man? David Talbot, author of “The Devil’s Chessboard,” has the answers.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Why and how has Russia become our enemy, even while we do business with so many governments worse than Russia and despots worse than Putin? These are questions posed by this week’s podcast guest.
Reading Time: 15 minutes The rise of cyberattacks could force us to turn the Internet over to the government for security. And that’s a dangerous thing.
Reading Time: 26 minutes This past week, you may have seen financier Bill Browder everywhere. However, as far back as May of 2015, and then again in March of this year, WhoWhatWhy spoke to Browder about Russian intentions and methods.
Reading Time: 12 minutes It may turn out that the solution to the health care crisis will not run through Washington.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Russian-born journalist Arkady Ostrovsky takes a deeper look at Russian history to help us better understand today’s headlines.
Reading Time: 16 minutes With post 9/11 banking reforms, banks are becoming an arm of the government — a very muscular arm.
Reading Time: 17 minutes How much of the healthcare debate is being driven by the efforts of religious groups, even more than insurance companies, to influence this legislation?
Reading Time: 18 minutes How a Nobel Prize winning economist teamed up with Charles Koch to create today’s GOP agenda.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Three years ago, on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, John Dean talked to Jeff Schechtman about what was really on the tapes and his version of events.
Reading Time: 17 minutes Corporations and state legislators are working together to write new, business-friendly laws that shift the balance of power against workers across the board.
Reading Time: 18 minutes The founders could only protect us from threats they knew. Today we face new perils that only understanding history can prepare us for.
Reading Time: 15 minutes A Stanford Law professor, who grew up in Paris, looks at how the US got so out of step with the rest of the Western world and how that also accounts for what now divides us as a country.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Veterans were recruited by a conservative political consulting firm to lobby for changes to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). Unbeknownst to them, they were advancing Saudi interests.
Reading Time: 16 minutes A WhoWhatWhy investigation appears to show that FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation was driven by an elaborate plot orchestrated by Trump supporters.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Journalist and climate expert Andrew Revkin brings some light to a great deal of heat.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Is the impeachment of President Donald Trump merely a liberal fantasy or could it conceivably happen? American University historian Allan Lichtman lays out the pros and cons.