Journalist Rania Khalek talks about how the region is interconnected.
Reading Time: 7 minutesAnother excerpt from Jon Larsen’s book, The Perfect Assignment: A Memoir of Journalism in the Golden Age.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Great Depression was characterized by unemployment, homelessness, hunger, bankruptcies, home foreclosures, dust, drought, and inequality in the distribution of wealth. And America’s infrastructure was crumbling. Sound familiar?
Reading Time: 4 minutesElection Day will be November 3, but there’s little agreement on anything else. In America Decides 2020, editors and reporters for WhoWh
Reading Time: 3 minutesAs Congress debates cuts to the economically troubled US Postal Service, proponents of voting by mail will need to navigate through a series of other obstacles if they want to
Reading Time: 7 minutesWhy does the Republican Party hate the US Postal Service with such damning intensity? The answer, of course, is that it doesn’t. What Republicans, and more specifically, Donald Trump, really hate is the idea of losing the election in November. The US Postal Service is merely collateral damage in a concerted plan that depends on considerable amounts of voter suppression.
Reading Time: 4 minutesCalifornia Sen. Kamala Harris’s nomination for vice president is historic, but it also highlights how women of color are still fighting for fair and free access to the ballot box 100 years after women first won the right to vote.Never before has a woman of color been nominated for this position on a major party’s ticket.
Reading Time: 3 minutesRecent attacks on the US Postal Service may seem timed to the upcoming election. But the fact is that Republicans starving the agency for funds has been a long-standing trend in Washington.
Reading Time: 4 minutesElection Day will be November 3, but there’s little agreement on anything else. In America Decides 2020, editors and reporters for WhoWhatWhy explore the critical issues concerning who can vote, how ballots will be cast, and how they will be counted — questions that could shape US democracy for years to come.
Reading Time: 4 minutesHelen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and a member of the Morgan County Board of Elections, knows that her state needs more funds i
Reading Time: 6 minutesDefund the police?
Reading Time: 13 minutesThe US Supreme Court’s rejection of President Donald Trump’s attempt to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, better known as DACA, sent audible sighs of relief rippling through the nation last June.The relief was temporary, however.
Reading Time: 3 minutesMillions of people are at risk of becoming invisible as far as the United States government is concerned. The most vulnerable will be children under the age of five.
Reading Time: 5 minutesElection Day will be November 3, but there’s little agreement on anything else. In America Decides 2020, editors and reporters for WhoWh
Reading Time: 26 minutesWhat happens when a financial analytics manager applies his skills to how we determine the winners of elections?In this episode of WhoWhatWhy’s Scrutineers Series, Emily Levy interviews Bennie Smith, an election commissioner in Memphis, TN.
Reading Time: 4 minutesNovember is less than four months away, and it is expected that a record number of voters will mail in their ballots.
Reading Time: 4 minutesWhoWhatWhy is providing voters with critical information about how to cast a ballot this November and the issues that could shape how elections are carried out th
Reading Time: 4 minutesJames W. Pardew was a career US Army intelligence officer who served as deputy J-2 (intelligence) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of foreign intelligence for the Army. His diplomatic experience includes US special envoy during the breakup of Yugoslavia and US ambassador to Bulgaria.
Reading Time: 18 minutesMary Trump, President Donald Trump’s niece, has written a tell-all book that portrays her uncle as a man unhinged, obsessed with winning, and still afraid of what his father might say if he loses. Which inevitably raises the question: W
Reading Time: 3 minutesPresident Donald Trump claims America “has been gripped by professional anarchists” and he knows what to do about them: Looters should be shot, peaceful protesters clubbed and tear-gassed —
Reading Time: 4 minutes— OPINION — Was that a Fourth of July firecracker you just heard, or real-life gunfire, or maybe a stick of dynamite? It’s getting hard to tell these days.
Reading Time: 4 minutes— OPINION —[James W. Pardew was a career US Army intelligence officer who served as deputy J-2 (intelligence) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of foreign intelligence for the Army.
Reading Time: 5 minutesOn June 12, 16-year-old Claire Hanley posted a video on TikTok that has spurred teams of domestic and international cyber operatives who could affect the 2020 presidential election. No, they are neither Russians nor bots.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe word “unprecedented” has been tossed around a lot in the last few years, especially among left-leaning talking heads discussing anything that comes out of the Oval Office.
Reading Time: 7 minutes— OPINION —This is a tale of two boys who grew up with promise. Both had outsized personalities; both were physically strong and towered over their classmates. Both demonstrated athletic ability, albeit at different levels — the black boy from Houston, TX, in football and basketball, and the white boy from Queens, NY, in baseball. Both had big dreams.
Reading Time: 5 minutesAs teachers and administrators struggle to reinvent how they teach students this September, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s recent policy decisions have only made the situation worse — ensuring that public schools will have greater budget shortfalls than before, right when they need more help.The $3 trillion stimulus bill Congress passed in late Marc
Reading Time: 10 minutesAmid 12 days unlike any other in US history — beginning on May 25, when George Floyd died under the knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — even the most news-conscious Americans have reported feeling unable to keep up with coverage of coast-to-coast protests and incidents.WhoWhatWhy edit
Reading Time: 5 minutesSince narrowly losing the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race in an election marred by voter suppression, Democrat Stacey Abrams has been traveling the country to advocate for exp
Reading Time: 3 minutesA federal judge has delivered a landmark ruling for voting rights, arguing that Florida’s “pay-to-vote” system is unconstitutional and officials cannot condition voting rights
Reading Time: 5 minutesEvery once in a while, Republican officials will say out loud what everyone knows but is supposed to be a secret: expanding voting rights will harm the party’s ability to clin
Reading Time: 4 minutesFor progressive activists, this primary season started off with a bang. They won a close race in Illinois, lost a close one in Texas, and have many other competitive candidates running across the country.
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- Mayor Pete’s “outsider” image, carefully constructed by spin-masters, obscures deep establishment roots.
- His foreign policy adviser is a powerful DC and Pentagon insider who started mentoring him right out of college.
Reading Time: 4 minutesAs President Donald Trump used his impeachment acquittal as a launchpad to settle scores with his political opponents, commentators from around the world surveyed the scene and drew very different conclusions — including about how it will all play out in the long run. WhoWhatWhy monitors global opinion and its impression of the far-reaching deve
Reading Time: 3 minutesMost Americans agree on background checks for gun purchases, lower prescription drug prices, and the need to take on climate change.
Reading Time: 5 minutesDonald Trump’s lawyers keep insisting that the president did not commit a crime. This may even be true in a narrow and fundamentally irrelevant sense. But to say the president did not “commit a crime” is not the same as saying the president broke no law.
Reading Time: 7 minutesTimes are good for Garrett Camp.
Reading Time: 6 minutesNixon-era commerce secretary and Watergate figure Maurice Stans never knew it, but he provided the Republican senators now trying President Donald Trump with what we might call an operating principle: “I don’t want to know, and you don’t want to know.”