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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‘Reckless and Irresponsible’ Voting Measure Passes in Georgia

Reading Time: 6 minutesUPDATED, March 1, 2020, 6:24 p.m.: Georgia Republicans are divided between those, like the governor and the secretary of state, who accept the November election results and those who still insist the only way Democrats beat Donald Trump was through voter fraud. Yet they are united in support of a litany of proposals that would restrict voting rights.

Where Do Republicans Go From Here?

Reading Time: 6 minutesLike most earthquakes, election defeats tend to engender aftershocks, especially if the loser is Donald Trump. Anyone who doubts that axiom should take a brief look at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that took place over the weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL.

Odious DeJoy

Reading Time: < 1 minutePostmaster General Louis DeJoy, widely criticized for mail delays during the November election, defiantly told Democratic lawmakers this week he isn’t going anywhere. He reportedly plans to further slow first-class mail delivery and raise postage costs. You might also enjoy: 

It’s a Small World After All

Reading Time: 21 minutesAmid all the forces that are pulling people and nations apart, it may be that only films are bringing people together. Once upon a time, if you wanted to see a foreign language film and get a taste of other cultures and their stories, unless you happened to live in New York or Los Angeles or San Francisco or Boston, you wound up in the smallest theater in t

Big Challenges Lie Ahead as US Rejoins Paris Agreement

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Trump administration spent four years denying the reality of climate change, eviscerating environmental regulations, promoting the fossil fuel industry, and ultimately left the Paris Agreement days after the November election. Now, as the US rejoins the international accord, the Biden administration faces politically difficult but urgent work ahead. 

A Cruz to Remember

Reading Time: &; 1 minute Social media exploded yesterday when photos of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) taking his family on a trip to Cancun, Mexico, were shared by fellow travelers. Cruz returned on his own, making excuses and generally trying to deflect criticism.

Pence Should Be Called To Testify In Impeachment Trial

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe relationship between Donald Trump and Mike Pence reminds me of one of the greatest leads to a newspaper story I have ever read.It was written in the 1970s in the Washington Star by a reporter named Sheilah Kast who was covering a criminal case in Arlington, VA, involving a young woman who had been attacked by a man who climbed i

The Nuclear Superpower and the Super Bowl: That’s the Ticket

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn tight formation over the Super Bowl, low enough for their engines’ wails to be heard over the crooning of the national anthem and the noise of the 25,000 people in socially distanced attendance, flew the deadliest airplanes the world has ever known — the three heavy strategic bombers flown by the United States Air Force.