Reading Time: 1 minute Is Marco Rubio going the populist route with his income? Maybe. But we doubt it is intentional. From The Washington Post: “In new disclosure forms filed by Marco Rubio last week, he revealed that he sold $68,241 worth of retirement funds last September. Experts say such a move tends to reflect an extraordinary need for Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Vermont’s firebrand generates excitement from grassroots liberals. “While he’s far behind Clinton, polls show him outdistancing O’Malley…The Maryland Democrat registered 0 percent in the Fox poll, and a separate survey from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling in early May found Clinton with 63 percent support, Sanders with 13 percent and O’Malley with 2 percent.” Source: Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute How they differ?: “I think that, in Washington during my brother’s time, Republicans spent too much money,” Jeb Bush said when asked to describe where there was a “big space” between himself and his brother George W. Bush. Don’t worry – they still agree on another hot topic: “Mr. Bush also remarked on another aspect Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Jeb has a complicated history with Medicaid in Florida. The praise: “Ultimately, the program did what Jeb Bush said it would do: control Medicaid costs and reduce the rate of spending growth. A 2014 University of Florida study, commissioned by the state, found that counties in the pilot did a better job of controlling costs than those Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Rand Paul wins the day — but does it put him more at odds with the Establishment…and voters?: “But big moves carry big risks, as supporters of Paul’s GOP competitors pointed out. Rival campaigns and other Republicans note that times have changed since Paul burst onto the national scene with his filibuster. Now, they say, Read More
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Reading Time: 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses propaganda, how we view our country and the world, the issues that matter, and more. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Picking up on WhoWhatWhy’s scoop, Mother Jones takes a closer look at Kimberly Dvorak, the San Diego reporter who has enjoyed a media star turn while covering the car-crash death of muckraker Michael Hastings. Her reporting has been “questionable,” Mojo says. Inadvertently, she raises an interesting point: What’s more important for the media–relevance or accuracy?
Reading Time: 1 minute In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses the vilification of Edward Snowden. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses who the government considers to be troublemakers. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Just hours before his death, Michael Hastings sent off an ominous email saying that the FBI was investigating him “re: NSA.” Why were the Feds probing this noted investigative reporter? And what might his death have to do with Edward Snowden, now in exile, and Barrett Brown, facing a century in jail?
Reading Time: 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “Why WhoWhatWhy?”
Reading Time: 1 minute In this third excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “security, terrorism and our rights”
Reading Time: 1 minute In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “from the Arab Spring to the Miranda Warning”
Reading Time: 1 minute In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “Acknowledging Where the Power Resides”
Reading Time: 1 minute Radio host and noted Libertarian Lew Rockwell has a few questions for Russ Baker about the Boston Bombing—and the larger framework of militarism, propaganda, media failures, and other issues related to the security state and freedom. Russ has a few answers.
Reading Time: 1 minute RT Television interviews WhoWhatWhy editor-in-chief about breaking news on NSA internet surveillance.
Reading Time: 1 minute It’s taken some time for us to get through the “Rewards” going to folks who backed WhoWhatWhy’s successful Kickstarter campaign. But we’re getting there. Now, it’s time for thanks to those whose reward level gets a “shout-out” ….
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker sits down for a chat with Danny Schechter, former mainstream news producer turned media activist extraordinaire. Topics: The stories the mainstream media are not telling—or not telling properly.