Reading Time: 14 minutes A provocative essay by a noted civil rights attorney on the dangers of censorship, and why he believes that “the only defense against a bad guy’s hate speech is a good guy’s counter-speech.” OPINION
Reading Time: 6 minutes Federal agencies had already been reeling from the Trump administration’s disdain for regulation. The shutdown adds insult to injury — and puts Americans at risk.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Insightful, funny, and surprising quotations on the subject of skepticism, by some of the wittiest people who ever lived. We ran this collection before — and we will probably run it again. We don’t think you can ever get enough of this kind of thing.
Reading Time: 8 minutes There is a recognized process for documenting the medical evidence of rape. When followed correctly, it often leads to a criminal conviction. Unfortunately not enough hospitals have nurses trained to do it. Will Congress act?
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s disdain for rules and his anticipated emergency power grab is leaving some Democrats giddy with visions of what a future president could do for their cherished causes. That’s a mistake, both legally and morally. OPINION
Reading Time: 3 minutes Breakthrough analytical methods are proving how your microbiome — all the bacteria in your body — can hold the key to health and happiness.
Reading Time: 12 minutes A look at the existing border walls and borderlands between the US and Mexico, and the unique landscape they have created.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Passage of Amendment 4 restored voting rights to more than a million Floridians, but advocates of election integrity want to see more accountability from election administrators in the Sunshine State before 2020.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Orthodox religious politics are often Byzantine. Yet the earthly repercussions of the split between the Ukrainian and Russian churches could be severe.
Reading Time: 8 minutes A corporation’s board of directors is elected by its shareholders, presumably with company profit and higher share value in mind. But what if the employees had some say about who sits at the table?
Reading Time: 8 minutes The venerable League of Women Voters has seen a surge in members and resources since the 2016 election. Nearly 100 years after its founding, the League has become a major player in the fight against voter suppression.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Opinion: Many GOP lawmakers recognize President Donald Trump is bad for the country, as exemplified by Sen. Mitt Romney’s (UT) recent Washington Post op-ed. But the chances of him or any of them diverging from the Trump agenda are slim to none.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While some critics of partisan gerrymandering hope the Supreme Court can put a stop to it, others fear the court may actually enable states to draw unfair maps.
Reading Time: 2 minutes It sounds odd, but algae is being harnessed to reduce instances of algal bloom growing in lakes and reservoirs.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A bracing look at the real effects of global warming and a reminder that we can bury our heads in the sand about climate change for just so long. There are however some real global policy solutions that can still make a difference for our kids and grandkids — if we take substantive collective action.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A new report shows that the 2018 South Carolina primary and midterm elections had errors in both the software and the voting machine hardware, leading to hundreds of wrong votes.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Georgia officials may ignore the recommendation of independent cybersecurity experts in their selection of new voting equipment for the state.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 2018 was a year of growth and accomplishment for WhoWhatWhy. We produced more stories than ever before. But we have even bigger aspirations, so here’s what we see on the horizon.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The notorious Steele Dossier claimed Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-personal lawyer and soon to be convict, was in Prague in summer 2016 meeting Russians — allegations he denies. But new reports concerning his cell phone geolocation metadata may substantiate the dossier.
Reading Time: 7 minutes During the midterms this year we focused on one of the most bizarre elections in the country. A race for governor where conflict of interest, voter suppression, and partisan shenanigans were just another day in Georgia.