Reading Time: 10 minutes In a time of despair, the road to fixing things runs right through the media: our main source for information about what is going on — and why. Here, WhoWhatWhy looks back on our experiment in a different kind of political coverage for the 2016 election.
Reading Time: 15 minutes The last time Time Warner merged, it was with AOL. Back then, the only losers were the investors and stockholders. Is this deal any different?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Vladimir Putin claims Russian investigators were told that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was “not your business” after they had warned their American counterparts repeatedly.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A 24-candidate US Senate race in Louisiana has it all: mudslinging, prostitution allegations, threats of drinking weed-killer, and a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan getting to debate at a historically black college. When the dust settles, the outcome might determine which party controls the Senate.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Donald Trump has proclaimed: “My administration will stand side-by-side with the Jewish people.” His Israeli supporters, like their US counterparts, accept his claims with great enthusiasm.
Reading Time: 8 minutes It doesn’t take much skill to hack a voting machine.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In-person voter fraud has had a tremendous impact on US elections — but only because Republican state governments have used this extraordinarily rare crime to justify massive voter suppression efforts that could make all the difference in this election.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency is a canker at the heart of the political system.
Reading Time: 15 minutes The director of a cybersecurity center reveals surprising information about voting — like how early voting can actually increase the risk of foul play, and how distrust of the current system may be as damaging as actual hacking.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Usually, international election observers monitor new and struggling democracies, such as Ukraine. Turns out the “struggling democracy” that needs outside monitors is our own.