Reading Time: 10 minutes The term “tax reform” is designed to get regular taxpayers to support legislation that would primarily benefit the wealthiest Americans. Here is some straight talk about what is really being proposed — and the damage it could do to the US economy.
Reading Time: 26 minutes In this in-depth story, we took a close look at a key Trump-Russia figure who recently generated headlines: the president’s “bulldog” ex-in-house lawyer, Michael Cohen. With his own surprising ties to the former Soviet Union, Cohen may turn out to be a crucial missing link for investigators. He has now been subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Committee probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy once again opens the treasury to bring out the golden nuggets of presidential twittery.
Reading Time: 25 minutes In this in-depth story, we take a close look at a key Trump-Russia figure who just this week generated headlines: the president’s “bulldog” ex in-house lawyer, Michael Cohen. With his own surprising ties to the former Soviet Union, Cohen may turn out to be a crucial missing link for investigators.
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump has been trying to impede the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the US election for months. This week he sent an unmistakable message to his inner circle: I’ll take care of you if you don’t turn on me.
Reading Time: 3 minutes One headline today read, “Republicans in Despair After Trump’s Disastrous Week.”It brought to mind heated conversations I had years ago with Republican aides on The Hill, folks I have known from when I reported on such things back in the 80s and 90s.Those conversations were sparked by the first signs of trouble: the Tea Party Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes The media went hard after President Donald Trump about his moral stance (or lack thereof) on Charlottesville. But they missed a chance to take him to task for disseminating his own “fake news.”After receiving broad, near-universal criticism for equating deadly violence perpetrated by white nationalists in Charlottesville, VA, with the response of counter-protesters, Trump decided Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes We’re not “winning” the war in Afghanistan, and President Donald Trump — perhaps enchanted by that country’s mineral reserves — is thinking of firing the commander of US forces there. He may also send in more troops. Will his ambitions cost more lives?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Who is he? Why was he there?
Reading Time: 3 minutes What do Donald Trump and evangelicals have in common? Everything and nothing. Evangelicals are some of his most loyal supporters. But to those with only a passing familiarity with the New Testament, that’s a religious mystery.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not news that politicians lie. When they get caught, there normally is a political price to pay. Donald Trump seems to be bucking that trend, as his supporters don’t seem to know or care that he plays fast and loose with the truth.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Russian-born journalist Arkady Ostrovsky takes a deeper look at Russian history to help us better understand today’s headlines.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation now extends into the White House and includes suspicious financial transactions, that could lead to money laundering, currency violations or even tax violations. Could Donald Trump’s tax returns be the next target?
Reading Time: 2 minutes If Democrats want to start winning elections again, simply counting on resentment of Donald Trump won’t be enough. They need new leaders and a bold vision that appeals to all Americans.
Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to cutting regulations, President Donald Trump’s White House is focused and on message. Critics charge the results could harm the American public.
Reading Time: 12 minutes President Donald Trump’s tax reform outline calls for eliminating breaks for special interests, while dramatically lowering the overall corporate tax rate. But certain tax loopholes for Big Oil have proven especially difficult, even dangerous, to remove.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Comparing himself to murdered 12th Century Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket notwithstanding, fired FBI chief James Comey has been mostly circumspect in responding to Senate Committee inquiries about President Donald Trump and Russia. But he did make one assertion Thursday that jolted some historically-minded viewers to the edge of their seats. It was a comment Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes A wealthy American entrepreneur challenges the Republican notion that more tax breaks for the rich equals more jobs and prosperity for all.
Reading Time: 5 minutes While scientists say the US president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is disastrous, they also describe a cyclical pattern where, driven by greed, humanity periodically comes to the brink of catastrophe.
Reading Time: 5 minutes As the world is trying to figure out Donald Trump, WhoWhatWhy is looking at other world leaders with similar traits. The second part of this series compares the US president and Hungarian strongman Viktor Orbán, who closed down his country’s borders to keep out refugees.