Fed Economists Urged DC to Help Homeowners Directly

Reading Time: 4 minutes In early 2009, at the height of the housing disaster, economists from a regional Federal Reserve Bank proposed something eminently reasonable: the government could and should provide direct aid to homeowners rather than to the reckless banks. They were ignored. Now is a good time to look at these ideas.

NY Times’ Umbrella Man Exposed

Reading Time: 9 minutes The web is buzzing about that clever Errol Morris anti-conspiracy video on the NY Times’s website. WhoWhatWhy interviewed the expert featured in the video about the strange JFK assassination figure “Umbrella Man,” and found a big problem with the central assertion. In fact, our research casts doubts not only on the most recent JFK propaganda, but on the New York Times itself.

Saudi 9/11 Alert: Here’s That Missing Lloyd’s Lawsuit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Anyone who read WhoWhatWhy’s investigation of seeming ties between Saudi royalty and the alleged 9/11 hijackers knows that Lloyd’s of London had sued powerful Saudi interests, then abruptly withdrew its suit. Good news: WhoWhatWhy is now making available that here-and-gone legal filing.

Al Jazeera’s Failures on Libya—and What They Tell Us About the Network

Reading Time: 4 minutes For many of those sick of the inadequacies of Western news organizations, the answer is Al Jazeera. But how independent-minded, really, is this Middle Eastern television network? Not very, we’re afraid. It’s the same old gang in a new, improved outfit.

The Texas Rangers…And How They Made George Bush Presidential

Reading Time: 16 minutes The Texas Rangers made it to the top of their game. And the Texas Rangers helped George W. Bush get to the top of the political game. Here is the chapter on the Rangers from WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker’s book, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years–the real story of the shenanigans that set Bush up for the big time.

WhoWhatWhy’s Libya Primer: The (Still) Untold Back Story to Qaddafi’s Demise

Reading Time: < 1 minute And so begins the deluge of “coverage” on the end of Muammar Qaddafi. But will you learn anything substantive about how and why he met his end? Don’t bet on it. However, at WhoWhatWhy, we’ve been providing fresh and unique reporting and analysis about Libya and the West’s murky role over there, from the beginning. If you haven’t been reading us, here’s your chance to catch up. And feel free to share with others.