Reading Time: 3 minutes A Washington State judge dismisses climate change lawsuit in a blow to a group of youth activists. While a setback, the activists vow to continue the fight.
Reading Time: 4 minutes An obscure case of an American pastor jailed in Turkey and a failed prisoner exchange have spiraled into declarations of economic war between the US and a key NATO ally.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Some states’ laws are already cutting access to reproductive health care. What can the rest of the US expect if a conservative SCOTUS tips the balance on Roe v. Wade?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Trump administration has made it easier for oligarchs across the world to influence US politics. The Koch brothers are celebrating; transparency advocates are horrified.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen may have just jeopardized Trump’s presidency. Long before the spotlight was on the president’s most troublesome ex-attorney, WhoWhatWhy was probing this curious character in the Russiagate saga.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The dirty tricks of trolls have been polluting the internet for years, but young people may not be aware of these techniques. Study them, and you can build immunity to this form of deception and intimidation.
Reading Time: 10 minutes One year after the release of thousands of JFK assassination documents, we can be fairly certain they don’t contain a smoking gun. However, many of these historical records are like small puzzle pieces that allow us to better understand the big picture.
Reading Time: 4 minutes There is a lot of confusion about special counsel Robert Mueller’s mission. We’re cutting through the clutter.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Alleged Russian agent and femme fatale Mariia (aka Maria) Butina was arraigned in federal court the other day. But she’s either the most incompetent spy ever, or perhaps someone is trying to make President Trump look even worse than he already does.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Blame it on the Deep State! This is what politicians do when they get in trouble. It helps that people don’t really know what they’re talking about. While the term is now common — and commonly abused — WhoWhatWhy has been exploring this fascinating topic for years.
Reading Time: 13 minutes No need to rely on eyewitness testimony. Be your own witness. See if we prove that action seen on the Nix film of the assassination is missing from the more well-known Zapruder film. Or not.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The US president is notoriously thin-skinned. He’s faced considerable protests across America — but it’s about to be turned up to “11” when he touches down in the UK tomorrow.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A new government report concludes that the US’s ongoing effort — now in its 17th year — to stabilize and reconstruct Afghanistan has been marred by misspending, corruption, and incompetence.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Right-wing spinmeisters like Sean Hannity are using Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a tool to scare their audiences. They should be afraid of her — but for different reasons.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With so much job security, US politicians can get away with just about anything and the country suffers as a result.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement from the Supreme Court — and the consequences could be dire for a number of election reform efforts. Kennedy had a mixed record on the issue but his successor will likely be much worse.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Erdogan’s power grab in Turkey has been rubber-stamped by an election described by independent observers as free but not fair. His promises for peace and prosperity ring hollow, experts say.
Reading Time: 48 minutes Dovey Roundtree was facing tough pressure defending her client, who was accused of murdering the mistress of JFK. Everyone wanted a guilty plea, but Roundtree had done her homework, and once the trial began she started exposing holes in the prosecution’s “case-closed” narrative.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many US cable news pundits are saying that the Trump administration’s immigrant family separation policy is “not who we are.” It’s a nice thought, but unfortunately it doesn’t comport with history or reality.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Anyone who thinks people just brave the border hazards for the heck of it pays no attention to historical causation — in particular the role the US has played over the decades propping up right-wing dictators throughout South and Central America.