Reading Time: < 1 minute Healthcare workers, delivery drivers, and retail employees are members of the pantheon of heroes Americans love to lionize in the era of COVID-19. But they’re poorly paid, poorly protected, and quickly forgotten.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Fox News has made a fortune delivering misinformation to an audience that gobbles it up. During a pandemic, however, this is a recipe for disaster — and some viewers will pay the ultimate price.
Reading Time: < 1 minute President Donald Trump has benefited financially from foreign governments, political campaigns, and even the Secret Service using his hotels. Now he wants to get his hands on taxpayer money directly.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Although some banks say they won't do it, the law that authorized the issuance of the $1,200-per- person economic stimulus checks allows banks to keep part of the money to cover their (often ridiculous) overdraft and late fees.
Reading Time: < 1 minute You may be complacent about the pandemic, thinking that the coronavirus only infects older people, or sick people, or nonwhite folks. Don’t be. Nobody is immune -- and we are all in this together.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Why isn’t Bernie Sanders dropping out? The real reason is very simple: Because he can still win. But that’s not good enough for the corporate media, which wants the Democratic primary to be over.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Remember when Republicans made up Obamacare “death panels?” Now some of them, including President Donald Trump, seem to want to sacrifice the lives of Americans to keep Wall Street happy.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The long lines minority and young voters faced on Super Tuesday were not an accident. They are the result of policies put in place to systematically disenfranchise certain groups of Americans.
Reading Time: < 1 minute If you listen to Joe Biden, he is responsible for all that is good in the US -- with an assist from a guy named “Barack.” The only thing he hasn’t accomplished yet is win a primary in three presidential runs.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The media has a poor track record of predicting who will win presidential primaries. No wonder many Americans feel that journalists are out of touch with what is really happening in the country.
Reading Time: < 1 minute While the media has, rightly, been very vocal about press restrictions during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, it has been much more quiet about Brazil’s recent efforts to silence Glenn Greenwald.
Reading Time: < 1 minute On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said he’d run the country like one of his businesses. That is one promise he kept: Even in a healthy economy, he managed to amass an annual deficit of $1 trillion.
Reading Time: < 1 minute One “highlight” of the recent crisis involving the US and Iran was President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to attack cultural sites in Iran, which would be a brazen violation of the Geneva Conventions and other international laws.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Whenever the curtain is pulled back on how the FISA process works, as it was in the recent DOJ inspector general’s report, Americans are appalled. Yet anti-privacy advocates are worried that spying on US citizens may only become easier in the future.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Kansas City has approved free mass transit for all. Where most people see a sensible policy that helps all citizens and the environment, others will undoubtedly invoke the boogeyman of “socialism” -- and expose how wacky they sound.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Want to get a job as a federal judge but have no courtroom experience, no common sense and no clue? No problem. If you are conservative enough, the GOP Senate will confirm you.
Like other Silicon Valley companies, Google prides itself on being open to different viewpoints. But when it comes to its employees wanting to organize, that supposed tolerance quickly reaches its limits. The post Google to Employees: Want a Union? Search Elsewhere appeared first on WhoWhatWhy.
Reading Time: < 1 minuteBarack Obama, who won the 2008 presidential election on a “hope and change” platform, has apparently cooled on the idea of Democrats standing for bold action to address the country’s problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Reading Time: 1 minute Polls show that more and more Americans want President Donald Trump impeached — and that includes some Republicans. But why? They all have their reasons.
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.
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.
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?
Reading Time: 1 minute A poll this week showed the Democratic presidential campaign evolving into a three-way race between Joe Biden and progressive Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). What are they thinking?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.