Reading Time: 3 minutes If you as an individual unwittingly vote illegally, prepare to face harsh consequences. But if you’re a government official and you illegally nullify millions of votes, simply rinse and repeat. Because justice apparently is… blind.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Wisconsin was one of a handful of states to shock the nation when it bucked expert predictions and selected Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. A partial recount, which, as WhoWhatWhy documented, was plagued by problems, followed the nailbiter. For all the hoops that had to be jumped through to get that recount off Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute The first vote in Wisconsin hasn’t been counted yet, but the winner of the recount is already clear: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. There is hardly a scenario in which she doesn’t emerge victorious: – If the recount is conducted and Donald Trump wins, which remains the most likely outcome, then Stein is the Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes The election has once again revealed a huge disconnect between “flyover country” and “liberal elites,” between whites and everybody else. Sometimes it seems as though the only thing Americans share is a sense of desolation.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Before the dust even settled, Russ Baker talked with Jeff Schechtman about the real origins of the soon-to-be Trump presidency, what it all means, and how we can, and should, come together.
Reading Time: 1 minute We live in a democratic society. Or so we are told. Yet many Americans don’t understand how the Electoral College impedes democracy.
Reading Time: 11 minutes The current national campaign has created a feedback loop between personal and national anxiety.
Reading Time: 11 minutes More than race, more than the urban/rural divide, this election has exposed the often ignored class division in America.
Reading Time: 21 minutes In a time when everything is digital and online, do we have to return to hand-counted paper ballots to assure trust in our election results?
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study has shown that Google could have an enormous impact on elections if the company were to tweak its algorithm to favor certain candidates.
Reading Time: 2 minutes This documentary examines America’s broken electoral system, focusing in particular on shenanigans in the fiercely contested election and reelection of George W. Bush. Though released in 2006 to a limited audience, its lessons have never been more relevant.
Reading Time: 1 minute When ABC News ran a story on July 8 about former President George W. Bush pocketing $100,000 for a speech to a group that assists wounded veterans, we at WhoWhatWhy thought, “Hmm, that sounds familiar.” And guess what, it was!
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Founder and Editor in Chief Russ Baker, author of the definitive book on the Bush dynasty, Family of Secrets, offers some insights into Jeb Bush you may not hear elsewhere.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The major decision for the jury that sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death was whether he was a lone terrorist waging jihad or a gullible teen misled by his radicalized brother. On the seeming other end of the political spectrum, neo-cons are pulling out the gloves to gear up for 2016. What do they have in common? According to this 2004 documentary series, there are parallels between the rise of radical Islam and the rise of the neo-conservative movement that are worth taking a look.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Why did the president back away from a commitment that federal agencies use green electronics? Buried in a recent Executive Order on sustainability is recycled rhetoric that undermines long-standing federal policy.