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: 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 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: 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: 4 minutes There is a lot of confusion about special counsel Robert Mueller’s mission. We’re cutting through the clutter.
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: 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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Supreme Court has given the green light to a completely unnecessary voter purge in Ohio, supposedly implemented in the name of fighting voter fraud. But its effect and obvious real purpose is just more disenfranchisement — and now other red states will surely implement the same program.