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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Here’s a little context for what is, thankfully, the last debate of this presidential election.
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.
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.
People from across the country descended on Cleveland to protest and “Stop Trump.” But they still don’t want to vote for his opponent.
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.
Russ Baker interviewed on the RT Network about how the NY Times and other media hid Hillary Clinton’s hawkishness.
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.
If you wonder why Sanders had such a hard time, despite his wide appeal, look no further than the role of the media.
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.
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?
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?