Reading Time: 24 minutes Russ Baker and veteran podcaster Peter B. Collins discuss the downfall and disgrace of New York politician Anthony Weiner, the effect it had on the 2016 presidential election, and what unseen forces may have been working behind the scenes.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Anthony Weiner heads to prison today. Still unaddressed: Was Weiner — with his known weaknesses — targeted as part of a successful effort to derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign?
Reading Time: 2 minutes As long as Hillary Clinton keeps talking about the 2016 election, Democrats won’t be able to focus on 2018. She should take the difficult step out of the spotlight.
Reading Time: 16 minutes A WhoWhatWhy investigation appears to show that FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation was driven by an elaborate plot orchestrated by Trump supporters.
Reading Time: 25 minutes Less than two weeks before the election, Hillary Clinton had opened a wide lead over her rival before a seemingly random series of events rocked the race at the most opportune time for Donald Trump. A month-long WhoWhatWhy investigation finds that there was nothing random about the circumstances that led the FBI to reopen its probe of Clinton.
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 As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton exulted — literally laughed — over the violent death of the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. Now, on the fifth anniversary of his death, with Libya a tragedy of major proportions, what can we learn?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s a little context for what is, thankfully, the last debate of this presidential election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new batch of emails released by Judicial Watch Monday show that Clinton Foundation donors enjoyed access to the Democratic nominee when she was Secretary of State.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Clinton is trying to unify the left to make her president but many Sanders loyalists are resisting that call. That might be a principled stance but it hurts them, too.
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: 8 minutes Shortly after Hillary Clinton won the New York primary, the theory emerged that a Manhattan real estate deal could be tied to the purging of tens of thousands of Democratic voters from the rolls. We looked into the allegations and here is what we found.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker interviewed on the RT Network about how the NY Times and other media hid Hillary Clinton’s hawkishness.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Bernie Sanders promised to run a campaign that took the high road with no cheap shots. Russ Baker discusses how that admirable approach might have cost him a chance to be president.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you wonder why Sanders had such a hard time, despite his wide appeal, look no further than the role of the media.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Controversy sells, and therefore the media has made the primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders into something it is not. But New York voters aren’t buying it.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why did it take The New York Times so long to report the paradox that Bernie Sanders’s core strengths were harming him in the cynical world of presidential campaigning?
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?