Reading Time: 3 minutes The US has spent millions of dollars on drug treatment programs in Afghanistan. For what? The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction tried to answer that question but did not find a good answer.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeb Bush may be down, but he is not yet out. His current low poll ratings mean that some nasty past work by his current campaign manager could escape broad scrutiny.
Reading Time: < 1 minute A well-known drug kingpin has escaped from a Mexican prison, and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said that the government will work with Mexico to aid in his recapture. As the search begins, it’s worth looking back at WhoWhatWhy’s coverage of America’s complicated relationship with the kingpin.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The U.S. watchdog in charge of overseeing the billions of dollars the U.S. is spending to rebuild Afghanistan finds an $11 million prison with broken walls, no fence and a trail of graft. WhoWhatWhy takes a look at what that tells us about our $103 billion investment in Afghanistan.
Reading Time: 14 minutes When Republican Congressman Trey Radel was busted for cocaine in Washington, the Tea Party poster boy from Florida went straight to the political scandal playbook to try to salvage his career: He invoked God, family and forgiveness, then ducked into rehab. Is his career toast? Probably, though Newt Gingrich says Radel might get a do-over if his constituents think his rehab is for real. WhoWhatWhy put together thumbnails of some of the elders of Washington scandals who, over the past 40 years, have paved the path of duplicity for callow dudes like Radel. It turns out his drug denouement was a rarity. When it comes to turpitude in D.C., it’s usually about sex.
Reading Time: 7 minutes You may not have seen the “Irina” video. But millions have. Could this criticism of Obama on Israel, Iran and terrorism itself be a dirty trick with a hidden, unrelated purpose? See what you think.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Let’s look a little further at what ails Obama—and us. It’s about the pretty small part of the One Percent that really calls the shots, and keeps a president from doing what he surely knows he must.