Craig Clark

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Will Maine Voters Make High Earners Pay for Universal Home Care?

The sky-high costs of in-home care for the elderly and disabled have been a major problem for many US families. Voters in Maine will vote this fall …

Income Inequality

Plane crashes in Havana, Cuba, with at least 110 people on board

<b>HAVANA --</b> A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a cassava field just after takeoff from Havana's international …

Cuba

America Makes Torture Great Again

The US Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director. Because three Republicans opposed her, some Democrats were needed to get the necessary …

Gina Haspel

Public Pays a High Price for Extreme Gerrymandering

Election integrity advocates have hailed a string of decisions this year that overturned gerrymandered state maps — most of them drawn up following a …

Government

If Gina Haspel Is Confirmed, Will CIA Torture Begin Anew?

In spite of a Senate hearing in which Gina Haspel repeatedly evaded tough questions about her views on torture, it appears that she will be confirmed …

Gina Haspel

Did US Deploy Bioweapons During Korean War?

In 1952, in the early stages of the Korean War, North Korea accused the United States of using biological weapons — a claim the US has always denied. …

Gina Haspel

Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

There's no other way to put it: Maria de los Angeles Tun Burgos is a supermom.<p>She's raising five children, does housework and chores — we're talking about fresh tortillas every day made from stone-ground corn — and she helps with the family's business in their small village about 2 1/2 hours west …

Parenting

'Major' Gmail update might convince you to use email again. Maybe.

Let's face it: Email is played out.<p>The once internet king is long past its glory days, supplanted years ago by the likes of Slack, Signal, WhatsApp, …

Apps

Globalization — the Economics Work, the Politics Do Not

Globalization has created a true global middle class, brought millions out of poverty, reduced the price of goods, and created remarkable economic …

Globalization

Chicago Mayor Pushing for Surveillance Drones

Police and government surveillance of the residents of Chicago is already so infamous nationally that software developers a few years ago created an …

Surveillance

JFK Files Reveal US Biological Warfare Plans Against Cuba

In the summer of 1975, congressional staffer Loch Johnson was searching through classified papers at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, when he came …

Foreign Policy

California Moves Forward With Plan To Require Solar Panels On New Homes

A state board in California has approved a proposal to require solar panels on all new homes beginning in 2020, a measure that would increase the cost of new construction but provide savings on utilities — and help the state meet ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.<p>California, …

Solar Power

GOP Voter Suppression: A Bigger Problem Than Russian Meddling?

While Democrats, Republicans, and the intelligence community are all warning about potential Russian meddling in the November midterm elections, …

Government

Ohio Goes to Court Over Ballot Image Preservation

Electronic voting hasn’t guaranteed fairness in elections so far. But digital-scanning technology has the potential to increase transparency in …

Government

Deaths linked to a common paint stripper chemical go back decades, so why isn't it banned?

A proposed federal ban on a potentially deadly chemical found in common paint strippers may be on hold indefinitely. The EPA says methylene chloride …

South Carolina

Hawaii Approves Bill Banning Sunscreen Believed To Kill Coral Reefs

Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing chemicals they say are contributing to the destruction of the state's coral reefs and other ocean life.<p>If signed by Gov. David Ige, it will make Hawaii the first state in the country to …

Coral Reefs

Syria 101 — The Basics on the Superpower Flashpoint

The Middle East has been a seething cauldron of conflict since 1918. Twice in the 20th century, in 1967 and 1973, it almost became a flashpoint for …

Middle East

Sheldon Adelson’s Newspaper Is a Dumpster Fire<p>It looks like the <i>Las Vegas Review Journal</i>, which is owned by casino mogul and GOP financier Sheldon …

Journalism

The Insanity of Daily Life in America

<i>“David’s Bookshelf” is a new feature for</i> WhoWhatWhy<i> readers. David Wineberg, popular for his insightful and entertaining reviews online, will present</i> …

North Dakota

President Donald Trump likes to stress the need for a border wall to keep out gangs, “bad hombres,” and drugs coming to the US from Mexico. While the …

Central Banks

DOJ Quietly Removes References to Press Freedom and Gerrymandering From Policy Manual

Amid the handwringing of many in the corporate media over comedian Michelle Wolf's monologue at the White House Correspondents' Association over the …

Donald Trump

Some people may know where bodies are buried; Rex Bradford knows where all the papers are buried. The leading archivist and historian of the records …

JFK Assassination

Election-integrity advocates hailed the recent decision of a state court that could have a sweeping effect on election transparency throughout the …

Government

More Than 100 Mayors Sign Open Internet Pledge as FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Set to Take Effect

In direct response to the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) December vote to repeal net neutrality protections, more than 100 mayors …

Net Neutrality

2K<p>8<p>131<p>With the end of the old Communist system, it seemed that free speech and a diversity of voices would flourish behind the former Iron Curtain. …

Ronald Reagan

During the Cold War, our elite universities were a breeding ground for future spies. Schools like Yale and Harvard provided some of the “best and the …

Municipal Government

Central Americans in migrant "caravan" arrive at southern border

<b>TIJUANA, Mexico --</b> Packed into five old school buses, hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the U.S. border Sunday for a rally, in a …

Immigration

Nearly 55 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the drama and mystery surrounding that dark day in Dallas is still unfolding — …

Donald Trump

The National Archives just released 19,045 JFK files. Today was the deadline for President Donald Trump to announce whether files previously either …

Surveillance

Wednesday was the day astronomers said goodbye to the old Milky Way they had known and loved and hello to a new view of our home galaxy.<p>A European Space Agency mission called Gaia just released a long-awaited treasure trove of data: precise measurements of 1.7 billion stars.<p>It's unprecedented for …

Universe