Reading Time: 5 minutes No matter who wins the 2016 election, no matter what campaign promises they make, neither one is likely to fulfill those promises. Neither one will be in charge, not really. Why not? See what Obama faced, as shown by WhoWhatWhy in 2010.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The past week saw a Kennedy announcing that a Bush would support a Clinton and the Obamas cozying up to the Bushes. The establishment is closing ranks.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The students at the site of the first presidential debate have a message for moderators who think they should not fact-check the candidates: Do your job!
Reading Time: 3 minutes The moderators of this year’s presidential debates have a particularly important job. They have to call out the lies of the candidates and must ask tough questions.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Police killings are a serious problem in the US. But any honest debate around this issue must include the fact that cops have a tough job: Every day they potentially face citizens who carry more firepower than they do.
Reading Time: 21 minutes In a time when everything is digital and online, do we have to return to hand-counted paper ballots to assure trust in our election results?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Just a few weeks ago, the two massive trade deals President Barack Obama wants to complete before leaving office looked to be in trouble. But in politics, never count out anything on the wish list of multinational corporations.
Reading Time: 4 minutes As with many alleged lone wolf attacks — both those carried out and merely planned — the common denominator in the back stories of the perpetrators is contact with the FBI.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Part 3 of our series is about what The New York Times said — and, more important, what it did not say — about apartheid, South Africa’s vicious system of legalized racism, slavery, sadism, and plunder.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many younger voters are turned off by Donald Trump — and that is very bad news for a GOP struggling to appeal to them.