Reading Time: 10 minutes There’s a secret water crisis in America. Two million people across the US lack access to running water and basic indoor plumbing. Keystone, WV, has gone without reliable water for almost a year. Local Tori Satow is fed up and determined to make a difference.
Reading Time: 7 minutes FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub sat down with WhoWhatWhy to talk about money in politics, losing a quorum, and what it could mean for the next election.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The media and the public take note when they see an overt example of voter suppression. But these are just the symptoms of a very ugly disease that ails democracy in the US. But nobody seems to want to invest in a cure.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The long lines minority and young voters faced on Super Tuesday were not an accident. They are the result of policies put in place to systematically disenfranchise certain groups of Americans.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Move into the home of a former smoker, and you can still inhale, or otherwise absorb, the chemicals in the cigarettes he smoked — they were soaked up by the walls, the carpets, the furniture, and other places, where they can reside for years.
Reading Time: 18 minutes A law professor and senior policy adviser to Elizabeth Warren explains why economic inequality really matters to the health of our democracy.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Don’t let the TV maps — or President Donald Trump — give you a false sense of security. Coronavirus is not an isolated problem in some states, and may have been circulating globally for months.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2018, a WhoWhatWhy investigation indicated that Georgia’s then-Secretary of State, current Gov. Brian Kemp (R), had baselessly accused state Democrats of attempting to hack the state’s voter registration page. Now it’s official. It’s part of a pattern — playing out once again right now — to attack those who highlight Georgia’s election vulnerabilities.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This week, Luxembourg became the first country that offers free public transit for all. But it remains to be seen whether the initiative will have the traffic, environmental, and equality impacts the small nation is hoping for.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Most countries don’t have the health infrastructure to contain pandemics like the coronavirus. That’s a problem for all of us.