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What’s Richer Than Michael Bloomberg? His Tone Deafness

Reading Time: 1 minute Memo to Michael Bloomberg: Being a beneficiary of America’s insane wealth gap does not make you qualified to fix it.

Donald Trump and Paula White — a Match Made in Heaven

Reading Time: 1 minute President Donald Trump’s newest White House aide is “prosperity gospel” television evangelist Paula White. Both are thrice-married and like to con people out of their money, so it seems like a match made in heaven.

Boos or Paid Propaganda — What’s the Real Problem?

Reading Time: 1 minute If you have a problem with people booing a president who maligns their city, but not with unsubstantiated smear campaigns paid for by millionaires and crackpots, you may be missing the bigger picture.

Bernie Sanders Is the Original Invisible Man

Reading Time: 1 minute In a repeat of 2016, Bernie Sanders is running another strong campaign. He's attracting big crowds, raising a lot of money, making news with important plans, and doing well in the polls — but the media continues to act like he doesn't even exist.

Not Up For Debate: Big Media Whizzes Tell Us What to Think

Reading Time: 1 minute When it comes to debates, the talking heads want you to take their word on what matters, rather than follow your own gut.

Worth a Thousand Words

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlthough the word “nasty” is widely thought to have its origins in the person of Thomas Nast, the most influential American political cartoonist of the 19th century, the term actually originated centuries before Nast, according to Merriam-Webster.  But the fact that people routinely associate him with the word says something about the power o

Dear US Government: Please Do Nothing on Climate Change

Reading Time: 1 minuteMany people are accusing the US government of doing nothing on climate change. That could not be more wrong. Every day, this administration is taking new steps to muffle scientists, shirk responsibility, deny evidence, shut down research, and undermine international efforts to fight this problem. 

Nobody Likes a Bully

Reading Time: 1 minute While President Donald Trump likes to pal around with some of the world’s dictators and strongmen, the rest of his foreign policy resembles that of many past president. It’s just one reason why the US is increasingly unpopular across the globe.

The Sins of the Father, Mother, and President

Reading Time: 1 minute In order to punish the children of undocumented immigrants, President Donald Trump wants to end birthright citizenship, which makes anyone born on US soil an American. But once we start holding people accountable for the sins of their fathers and mothers, where does it stop?

Incompetence or Worse: How Did Epstein Die?

Reading Time: 1 minuteAfter pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell, news reports said that his guards falsified their logs to show that they had checked on him when, in fact, they had been sleeping.

The Dangerous Disingenuity of America’s Wannabe Gunslingers

Reading Time: 1 minuteThose who defend the rights of regular Americans to own weapons of war often say that this is necessary to defend the US against tyranny or a foreign enemy. They conveniently leave out the fact that they would still be hopelessly outgunned if such an authoritarian regime ever were in charge.

Trump and Saudi Arabia: A Bloody Alliance

Reading Time: 1 minuteTrying to pander to African Americans, President Donald Trump recently criticized Sweden for not releasing rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been charged with assault. It’s curious that he never called out Saudi Arabia for torturing and killing Washington Post columnist Jamal Kashoggi.

Mueller Spectacle: Dazed, Not Dazzled

Reading Time: 1 minute Guess who paid for the Mueller hearing, including all the showmanship on both sides and the more than 100 non-answers, only to be left with a still partially redacted report and lots of questions!

Our Favorite Cartoon Op-Eds of 2017

The outstanding work of our Images Department, which is headed by an artist who goes by the nom de guerre of “DonkeyHotey,” is the main reason why WhoWhatWhy has such a unique and engaging look. We are very proud of our daily panoramas and other images, which add a visual dimension to nearly all of our stories. In order to provide another outlet for the unbound creativity of that department and its editor, we decided to run a weekly cartoon in 2017 and supplement it with a sharp-tongued and (hopefully) witty text.