The outstanding work of our Images Department, which is headed by an artist who goes by the nom de guerre “DonkeyHotey,” is the main reason WhoWhatWhy has such a unique look.
We are proud of our daily panoramas and other images, which add an engaging visual dimension to our stories. In order to provide another outlet for the unbound creativity of that department and its editor, we run a weekly cartoon and supplement it with sharp-tongued yet light-footed text.
Here are some of our favorites from 2019.
Is the GOP Trying to Gaslight Americans on Voter Fraud?
Texas led the way, but expect more false claims of voter fraud from the White House and Republican-controlled states ahead of the 2020 election.
Surveillance Capitalism: Threat to Democracy?
The widespread adoption of surveillance-based business practices by tech giants Amazon, Google, and Facebook poses an existential threat to a democratic capitalist society.
Trump, McConnell, Roberts — Who Will Be Russia’s Favorite Pawn?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is doing everything in his power to make sure that US elections remain vulnerable. He is just the latest Republican to play into Russia’s hands — and he likely won’t be the last.
The Rule of Outlaws
Let’s stop pretending the US is still a country of laws, because some people are allowed to get away with even the most blatant violations of society’s rules.
The Worst Case Scenario in 2020 May Just Be a Narrow Trump Loss
While many Americans are dreading the prospect of a second term for President Donald Trump, maybe they should be even more worried about a narrow Trump loss. All signs indicate that, in order to stay in office — and out of jail — he will take US democracy down with him.
Like a Fox — How a TV Channel Is Tearing America Apart
For two decades, Fox News has made piles of money from creating a fictional America in which conservatives are under assault and can play the victim. More covertly, it has been driving the Republican agenda.
The GOP’s ‘Socialism’ Scam Is About to Backfire
For nearly a century, conservatives have labeled ideas they don’t like as “socialism” to get Americans to vote against their own interests. While that con worked when the Soviet Union was around, young voters today are embracing socialist ideas and turning their backs on the GOP.
The Paul Revere of Our Times
Not all heroes wear capes. Some are young girls.
Democrats Can’t Afford Unforced Errors in Impeachment Process
If Democrats want to do impeachment right, they have to do it by the book. And Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is off to a bad start.
A Move Toward the Next Financial Crisis
Federal regulators are taking steps that could expose the world to another financial crisis, though most people won’t realize it until it is too late. We’ve seen this movie before.
Will Britain’s Boris Johnson Put a Shine on Populism’s Waning Star?
Evidence shows the tide is turning against right-wing populism and nationalism in Europe — but the UK could change that.
Some of the Deepest Wounds of Veterans Go Undetected
Long after having left the battlefield, many veterans are still fighting. They wrestle with what they have seen, done, and become. For too many of them, this proves to be a battle they cannot win.
Iowa and New Hampshire Are ‘First in the Nation’ at Being Full of Themselves
Political cowardice and the pettiness of people in Iowa and New Hampshire keep in place a primary system that is bad for democracy.
The Sleeper Issue That Could Swing the 2020 Election
US Catholic bishops insist that abortion is the “preeminent” issue for Catholic voters in 2020. Will white Catholics in the Midwest listen to them?
The cartoon above was created by DonkeyHotey for WhoWhatWhy from these images: Donald Trump caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY 2.0) and body (DoD).
Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from DonkeyHotey / Flickr.