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Donald Trump supporters hold banners and flags outside Trump Tower on Fifth Ave at the height of the holiday season in New York, December 17, 2023, New York, NY. Photo credit: © Gina M Randazzo/ZUMA Press Wire

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris enjoying a moment. Photo credit: The White House / Wikimedia

The GOP Wants Us to Talk About Biden’s Health. Should We?

The worst time to prepare for an emergency is after the disaster is already upon us.  Questions about Biden’s fitness for office are being raised, and we can only expect the matter to be magnified as the months pass before November 2024. 

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“Virginia Libraries Are for Everyone” sign in Front Royal, VA. Photo credit: Bethany Carlson / WhoWhatWhy

Catholic Crusaders Find Forbidden Fruit in Bookshelves of Local Library

In a small Virginia town, a small but vocal religious group has made it their mission to take over the local library — and they won’t stop there.

Vivek Ramaswamy, destruction

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The Ramaswamy Two-Step: Selling Corporate Greed as Anti-Woke Gospel

Vivek Ramaswamy should not be allowed to play with matches — or our future.  It’s time to bring what has been brewing behind the scenes to the foreground — making transparent the deep cynicism of this man and those whose interests he serves.

March for Voting Rights, DC

March for Voting Rights in Washington, DC. Photo credit: Edward Kimmel / Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.0)

State-Level Voter Suppression Bills and the Dangerous Path Ahead

Voter suppression legislation is introduced for one overriding reason: to create a partisan advantage and win elections. But, incidental or deliberate, it may also have a secondary sinister effect: contributing to the further erosion of trust in our election processes. 

Scene from 1984

As depicted in this scene from the film 1984, about a third of Americans have come under the influence of disinformation peddlers. Photo credit: Klaudiko Ilgabibich / Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Far Right’s Campaign Against Information Hits Center for Countering Digital Hate

A subset of the country is living in an alternate universe built on conspiracy theories fed to them by an out-of-control political movement.

Free Lina protests, Leipzig

Chaos erupts at the Free Lina protests on June 3, 2022. Photo credit: Anna Conkling / WhoWhatWhy

Far-Left Protests Don’t Come Out of Nowhere, Despite What the News Tells You

A German protest says a lot about the rise of the far Right, how we understand the far Left, and whether laws restricting speech really do much.  A parallel situation exists in the US.

American Politics: It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Prominent pollster John Zogby describes the worldwide ascendancy of the ultra-right throughout the world in places as diverse as Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Sweden, India, Israel, France… even Tennessee.  He provides a global context for the dangers the United States faces with Trump.

Robert F Kennedy Jr, Weaponization Subcommittee

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and others testify on censorship and free speech before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Weaponization of the Federal Government. Photo credit: C-SPAN

RFK, Jr.’s Panel of Health Hoaxers, Hustlers, and Hucksters 

The question is, what are they really selling? WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker exposes the wacky crew of discredited “medical” advisers close to Robert Kennedy, including an osteopath who claims vaccines “magnetize” people, and you can prove it to yourself by pressing a key against your forehead, and watch it stick!

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Milan

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaking at the No Green Pass protest in Milan, Italy. Photo credit: © Alessandro Bremec/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press

Building Herd Immunity to Truth: More on RFK Jr.’s Anti-Vax Crusade 

When you look at some of Robert Kennedy’s statements, and then try to check their veracity — you may get a surprise. Russ Baker goes down a rabbit hole, trying to find where Kennedy gets his “facts.”

Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover

President Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover. Photo credit: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED)

JFK Assassination: Hiding in Plain Sight, a Startling Revelation

What does it mean when two powerful men — Lyndon Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover — privately agree that the public story of the Kennedy assassination is false?

Mass shooting, Jehovah's Witnesses Hall, Hamburg

Mass shooting at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hamburg, Germany, March 9, 2023. Photo credit: © Tabitha Hawk/ZUMA Press Wire

Two Countries, Two Mass Shootings, Two Different Reactions

Two mass shootings on two continents demonstrate how much of an outlier the United States is when it comes to guns


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