Reading Time: 2 minutes Millennials are faced with having to pay back record amounts of student loans and many of them are doing it while living with their parents. They have no reason to buy into the media’s assertion that the economy is on the mend.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, WhoWhatWhy will examine some of the causes that led to Donald Trump’s triumph on November 8. Part commentary and part data-driven journalism, we will uncover how the media failed to be honest with the American people about the state of the economy and how that led to a groundswell of anger in the Rust Belt and beyond.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Midwest-based journalist Sarah Kendzior thinks things are going to get a lot worse. Her view from mid-America is that the election is just the opening act of a future rife with fascism and violence.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Peter Dale Scott thinks Trump’s election is both a kick in the rear for capitalism, a potential opportunity for the country, and that no matter what Trump says about “draining the swamp,” his administration will still be drawn into what Scott calls “The Deep State.”
Reading Time: 6 minutes Hundreds of millions around the world welcomed Trump or saw him as the lesser of two evils, despite his xenophobic campaign. It has a lot to do with Clinton’s hawkishness and the fear of nuclear war.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you were disturbed by the role media played in this election, here is your chance to make it right.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Prompted by a WhoWhatWhy investigation, two watchdog groups asked the Department of Justice to probe the Trump campaign’s illegal solicitation of contributions from foreign donors. The evidence suggests that DOJ did nothing.
Reading Time: 3 minutes There has probably never been a presidential campaign that Americans wanted to be over as much as this one. Unfortunately, the end of the race will not be the end of all of the ugliness it has revealed.
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: < 1 minute The dystopian world view of Barry Goldwater in ‘64 and, in ‘68, the nativist populism of George Wallace, the racial tinge of Nixonian politics, and the promise of a “silent majority” are all antecedents of this year’s election.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s a little context for what is, thankfully, the last debate of this presidential election.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Trump Daddy’s bling, boasting, bad-mouthing, bad-ass ways with women bonded him with hip hop stars in the past. But now, as Snoop Dogg informed him,“We ain’t voting for you punk-ass, go get you a new hairdo, you bitch ass nigga!”
Reading Time: 3 minutes Traditional poll watchers play an important role on Election Day. What Donald Trump seems to have in mind, however, can quickly turn into a serious problem.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Citing revelations from WhoWhatWhy’s reporting, two watchdog groups ask DOJ to investigate the Trump campaign for violating the law by continuing to ask foreigners for money.
Reading Time: 5 minutes People from across the country descended on Cleveland to protest and “Stop Trump.” But they still don’t want to vote for his opponent.
Reading Time: 3 minutes WhoWhatWhy has caught Donald Trump looking for donations from foreign nationals — even though he knows it’s against the law.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Donald Trump talks a lot about winning but he runs a campaign that almost seems intended to fail — and wreak havoc on the GOP in the process. Could he be helping an unpopular Hillary Clinton more if he tried?
Reading Time: < 1 minute In honor of JFK’s 99th birthday and Donald Trump clinching the Republican nomination, we envisioned what a debate between the two might look like.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Why does Ted Cruz ask Sanders for so much money? What is most obscene about the George Clooney fundraiser for Hillary Clinton? How much would the “Trumpification” of the White House cost?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The New York City Board of Elections has confused voters with a misleading mailer — and it could end up hurting the populist candidates. Was this an accident? Either way, the authorities show little concern about fixing it.