Blackwater founder Erik Prince wants private contractors to replace the US military in Afghanistan. History shows that might be a bad idea. In the 1980s, in the midst of the Savings and Loan crisis and the Iran-Contra scandal, private connections to the CIA kept turning up like a bad penny.
Wisconsin lawmakers want to cut longshot candidate’s requests for recounts to save time and money. But critics say that recounts represent our last safeguard against election error and fraud.
At least some mainstream media are finally showing an interest in the unresolved mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing. But the FBI remains as tight-lipped as ever. What are they hiding?
American exceptionalism, believing that the US is the greatest, #1, God’s country, increases the likelihood that some exceptionally awful things about America are ignored.
Government agencies continue to delay Obama-era regulations, leading to an influx of legal challenges from states.
Russian-born journalist Arkady Ostrovsky takes a deeper look at Russian history to help us better understand today’s headlines.
In this candid conversation, RT’s Sean Stone asks WhoWhatWhy’s editor-in-chief Russ Baker about Trump and the Russian mob
The Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in Gill v. Whitford may be partisan gerrymandering’s most significant legal battle yet. Law professor Justin Levitt discusses why it matters, how we got here, and what we should expect.
It’s Independence Day, and Americans celebrate their country’s 241st birthday with pride. But patriotism can be manipulated to further destructive ends.
With tomorrow being America’s birthday, we thought it a good time to look at an underrated figure who shaped the country’s destiny, albeit not in the ways you heard.
The Supreme Court is one of the safeguards the Founding Fathers put in place to ensure the separation of church and state. But what happens when the bench is stacked with religious zealots?
Two years after same-sex marriage became legal, gay couples still face challenges.
With post 9/11 banking reforms, banks are becoming an arm of the government — a very muscular arm.
More revealing details on the intricate ways in which President Richard Nixon clearly seems to have been set up. And the role of Big Oil behind some of the machinations — but who else was involved, and why?
The digital online currency bitcoin has had a meteoric yet volatile rise, recently surpassing $3,000 per coin in exchange markets. Its proponents praise its decentralized, regulation immune design. But what risks does it entail?