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.
Reading Time: 10 minutes In a perfect world, politicians would listen to experts and heed their advice when making decisions for the benefit of everybody. In the US, however, the GOP has waged a war on science for many years. Are scientists finally fighting back?
Reading Time: 19 minutes What WhoWhatWhy has been telling you for years is now being corroborated. In an explosive new book, journalist Michele McPhee deconstructs the government’s official narrative on the Boston Marathon bombing. We talk with her about what she found and what it all means.
Reading Time: 44 minutes Our exclusive on Donald Trump, Russia, the mob, and the FBI drew a lot of interest. Here are two more podcasts featuring our Editor-in-Chief, Russ Baker. Each offers a somewhat different exploration of the issues.
Reading Time: 37 minutes Russ Baker joins comedians Tim Dillon and Ray Crump to discuss WhoWhatWhy’s groundbreaking article on Trump, Russia, and the FBI.
Reading Time: 13 minutes People are protesting Trump, but to what end? If protest is just directed at a person and not a policy, is it any good for the country and does old style grassroots protest even have a place today? Longtime grassroots political organizer L.A. Kauffman discusses this and more.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Is Michael Flynn guilty of violating the Logan Act, and if so, does it matter? He may have broken another, more important law.
Reading Time: 15 minutes WhoWhatWhy’s investigation of how the FBI may not be in a position to reveal all it knows about Donald Trump’s Russia connections caused quite a splash. Find out why it matters and get a behind-the-scenes look in this interview with two of the story’s authors.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Just because a country’s leader has been elected by the people does not mean that he or she will adhere to democratic principles once in power. In these cases, as illustrated by recent examples in Turkey and India, the populace and media must try to hold them to account before it is too late.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Bill Browder, an American financier formerly operating in Russia, provides an in-depth look at what we should have been afraid of for a long time.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Geert Wilders, the Dutch Donald Trump, may get as much as 20 percent of the vote, but he will not be able to form a government.
Reading Time: 17 minutes John Kiriakou was a 15-year CIA veteran before he exposed its torture program. Today he analyzes an agency unchecked by oversight and whose power is underestimated by the Trump administration.
Reading Time: 12 minutes The vast majority of victims of modern wars are civilians. Risks of violence and even death force them to become refugees seeking safe haven. The refusal to recognize their plight only prolongs their suffering.
Reading Time: 17 minutes The technology of surveillance has outpaced the law and oversight. How far will it go? And what can we do about it?
Reading Time: 15 minutes Twenty years ago, while teaching at West Point, H.R. McMaster believed in character, truth, and an aggressive free press. If he still does, then the incoming national security advisor and President Donald Trump are on a collision course.