Reading Time: 3 minutes Despite all the hullabaloo about the election, including apparent irregularities and calls for recounts, we hear very little about a definite factor in Donald Trump’s victory: vote suppression.
Reading Time: 7 minutes As the corporate media was touting the economic recovery, and stock prices soared, hundreds of thousands of Americans were still losing their homes. It’s just one more example of the disconnect between what people heard on the news and what they saw in their neighborhoods.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The media’s portrayal of a successful economic recovery provided a false sense of security to the Democratic establishment. Reality caught up to them on Election Day.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Millennials are faced with having to pay back record amounts of student loans and many of them are doing it while living with their parents. They have no reason to buy into the media’s assertion that the economy is on the mend.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, WhoWhatWhy will examine some of the causes that led to Donald Trump’s triumph on November 8. Part commentary and part data-driven journalism, we will uncover how the media failed to be honest with the American people about the state of the economy and how that led to a groundswell of anger in the Rust Belt and beyond.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Republicans have stoked anger at the government for years. Their strategy worked and, coupled with well-targeted voter suppression and gerrymandering, the American people have handed them a blank check. The only problem: Now they are the government and must deliver on their promises.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The election has once again revealed a huge disconnect between “flyover country” and “liberal elites,” between whites and everybody else. Sometimes it seems as though the only thing Americans share is a sense of desolation.
Reading Time: 3 minutes European election observers criticized that millions of voters are excluded from the process and that local laws help suppress the vote. The election itself, however, was run cleanly with just some glitches.
Reading Time: < 1 minute We live in a democratic society. Or so we are told. Yet many Americans don’t understand how the Electoral College impedes democracy.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Prompted by a WhoWhatWhy investigation, two watchdog groups asked the Department of Justice to probe the Trump campaign’s illegal solicitation of contributions from foreign donors. The evidence suggests that DOJ did nothing.