Who What Why ?

My name is Russ Baker. For more than two decades I have been an investigative journalist, doing what I believed journalists were supposed to do—seek the truth and publish nothing less. Over the years, however, I have learned how the media gatekeepers, both “mainstream” and “alternative,” will not allow the biggest, most disturbing revelations to see the light of day.

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NY: Broadband Companies Paid for 8.5M Fake Net Neutrality Comments

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Nature at Its Craziest: Trillions of Cicadas Are About to Emerge

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His Paycheck Bounced. It Got Worse From There.

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British Lockdown Fuels Domestic Violence

Reading Time: 6 minutesSome names in this story, including that of the author, have been changed. I found out I was pregnant a matter of weeks before our first lockdown in Britain in March last year. I had tried for a baby for years and, after a divorce and years of fertility treatment, I had given up hope of ever having a child. That all changed the night I met Ben.

A Conversation With Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono

Reading Time: 15 minutesFresh off engineering almost unanimous Senate support for her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill, the junior senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono, is our guest on this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast.The first Asian woman and the only immigrant currently serving in the US Senate, Hirono explains the need for this hate crimes legislation and why in h

Here’s What’s Wrong With How Minnesota Trains Its Officers

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs the Department of Justice begins its investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department to assess its use of force and whether officers engage in patterns of discriminatory policing, the people responsible for educating the new generation of police officers are sounding the alarm on crucial aspects of state training and oversight that could be contributing to the nu

Does the Chauvin Conviction Signal a New Era?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOPINION The guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd should have been obvious from the beginning. Few killings have been so thoroughly documented or videotaped, or had so many witnesses present — many of whom pleaded with the perpetrator to stop. 

US Startup Plans to Clean Up Steel Industry’s Act

Reading Time: 8 minutesChina’s industrial heartland, Japan’s coastal manufacturing hubs, and even some cities in America’s ravaged Rust Belt are humming with the low roar of mills forging steel, the most widely used metal in the world but also one of the dirtiest to produce.Blast furnaces tower more than 100 feet high, their bowels heated to blinding-white temperatures that melt i

Climate Change: What, Me Worry?

Reading Time: &; 1 minute It’s the size of Florida. And now the humongous Thwaites Glacier is closer to collapsing than ever before, as warm water runs beneath it. When it goes, it could take the rest of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet with it, raising sea levels and submerging small islands and coastal regions around the world.

Will the SEC Finally Make Companies Disclose Climate Risk?

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis story is part of, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.After a decade of watching from the sidelines, the Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up to regulate how publicly traded companies d