Reading Time: 1 minute How great is green consumerism? Video from our new associate Lori Harfenist.
Reading Time: 1 minute Get a little perspective on your problems—and those of us all. This amazing aid gives a whole new appreciation of how big our planet is, and how tiny, in the scheme of things.
Reading Time: 1 minute The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a dimension that is not often emphasized: the growing conflict between Ultra-Orthodox Israelis and their fellow Jews. A small but growing number of Israelis are speaking out about evictions of Palestinians from their homes. Here’s a documentary trailer on the subject.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We warned about the risks of overplaying the Trayvon Martin case. Now, the other shoe drops. Trayvon Martin….Tyrone Woodfork.
Reading Time: 2 minutes How we can learn from leaves: Artificial photosynthesis could be the key to unlocking the sun’s full energy potential.
Reading Time: 1 minute Cannabis from a juicer might just save lives—so why are doctors so scared to talk about it?
RadioWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker on WBAI radio, New York, talks about Syria with host Felipe Luciano and fellow guest Prof. Stuart Schaar. April 5, 2012
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyone’s pointing fingers about the failure to anticipate that spectacular surprise attack on Kabul by the newest flavor of Afghan threat. Could there be some deeper intrigue going on? You can bet your business on it.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A court decision says that public broadcasting outlets need not avoid political ads and the related sludgefest. Defenders of the sanctity of those outlets say they need to remain pure. But how pure, really, are they?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tennessee decides students should hear doubts about evolution. That’s a great way to make America competitive again! (er…not)
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker and KGO AM talk radio host Pat Thurston cover the waterfront – March 24, 2012, Click “Read More” to listen.
Reading Time: 1 minute Video powerfully contrasts US government rhetoric about “the people” in other countries and their right to peacefully protest, and the crackdown on similar protest at home.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker talks with RT’s Liz Wahl about Syria, and about how we should treat human rights groups’ reports on the situation there. April 12, 2012
Reading Time: 5 minutes Reformers have had a victory over the corruption-spreading business group ALEC by pivoting off anger from the Trayvon Martin case—but the deeper rot perpetrated by ALEC remains the big issue.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The common refrain that no unknown domestic plots exist, because “someone would have talked” and we would know about them…is plain wrong. People do talk—and suffer the consequences. So there aren’t many of them.
Reading Time: 1 minute VIDEO. This talk by Dr. William F. Pepper, a friend to Martin Luther King who became James Earl Ray’s final attorney, is long, but well worth sitting through. Pepper powerfully and chillingly presents history and facts few of us know about—and forces us to rethink the explanation of King’s death which the establishment insists on perpetuating.
TVWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker interviewed on the David Pakman Show regarding the GOP nomination. March 29, 2012
Reading Time: 1 minute TVWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker interviewed on the David Pakman Show regarding the GOP nomination. March 29, 2012, click “Read More” to watch.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Two big stories in Oakland, California, on a single day. In one, the Obama administration is doing something about nothing. In another, it is doing nothing about a very big something. Bang!
Reading Time: 7 minutes Obama accidentally airs an incautious private remark. Romney accuses Obama of a hidden agenda when it comes to (at least) foreign policy, and gets himself in a bit of hot water. What’s the back story to this squabble over open-air diplomacy, and is Russia really America’s Real “Number One Foe”? Here’s a look at the power politics behind the gaffes.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Heart-rending accounts of Syrians suffering at the hands of their government make powerful storytelling. But they hide the big-picture: a trumped-up opportunity for the West and its Arab allies to remove yet another “inconvenient” regime.