Reading Time: 11 minutes Democrats tried to expose some of his more conservative views, but Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hid behind the fine print.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you as an individual unwittingly vote illegally, prepare to face harsh consequences. But if you’re a government official and you illegally nullify millions of votes, simply rinse and repeat. Because justice apparently is… blind.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Is the CIA friend or foe? An excerpt from Douglas Valentine’s recent book helps illuminate an agency that operates in the shadows.
Reading Time: 4 minutes According to President Donald Trump, the economy is doing stupendous — thanks to him. But the reality on the ground is that American workers have seen better days, back when unions were prevalent and had real leverage.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump has called off plans to hold a military parade… for now. We think it should happen and here is why.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A North Carolina district court has found the state’s current districts unconstitutional. This could lead to pre-midterms redistricting — though state Republicans may appeal to the US Supreme Court.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a potential 2020 presidential contender, just introduced a fierce anti-corruption bill that DC insiders are calling pie-in-the-sky. But, of course, they would say that, wouldn’t they?
Reading Time: 26 minutes Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to a number of federal charges, putting President Donald Trump in legal jeopardy. Here’s the strange history of how a relatively unknown lawyer with Russian and Ukrainian ties became intertwined with the Trump empire.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A Russian network of spambots recently attacked WhoWhatWhy. That we were targeted isn’t surprising, but what they targeted is very interesting.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 2018 has been a good year for marijuana legalization. And it may only be getting better come November.
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.