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Why Russia’s New “Cold” War is an Old War: Part 1

Putin stands alone leading Eurasian Economic Union dream. At WhoWhatWhy, we’re always searching for the real motivations driving events in the headlines. In this first instalment of a three-part series, we step back from the...

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New Bush Book Fun With Numbers: 41-43=45

George H.W. Bush and Son. Tuesday, November 11, is not just Veterans Day. On that day a most peculiar event will unfold: One former president named George Bush will release his “personal biography” of another...

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The “Double Government” Secret Gets Out

You know something is going on when the cautious Boston Globe publishes not one, but two, pieces dealing with the “double government.” This cryptic phrase encapsulates a serious claim about the American body politic: That...

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BOSTON UPDATE: Third Tsarnaev Friend Convicted For Lying to Feds

Robel Phillipos, convicted on two counts of making false statements. (YouTube) Few have been paying attention to the “supporting actor” trials now paving the way for the main act in the prosecution of America’s largest...

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Killer Cops & Dangerous Spying: Nov. 13, 2014

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NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy How the Doomsday Project Led to Warrantless Surveillance and Detention after 9/11 by Peter Dale Scott Everyone knows that warrantless surveillance and detention arose in the wake of 9/11. But few know that the machinery that Dick Cheney and others used to pull it off was born in the Atomic Age. Read More

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Big Banks Escape Again: Nov. 12, 2014

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NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Why Russia’s New “Cold” War is an Old War – Part 1, by Silvia Todorova The headlines about Russia, the West and Ukraine are all about a resurgent Cold War. Don’t be fooled: What’s happening is a much older kind of European conflict, one that has reshaped the geography of power Read More

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Seeking Accountability: Gitmo to Agent Orange: Nov. 11, 2014

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NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Another Boston Bombing Witness Beatdown? by James Henry Friends of the accused Boston Marathon Bombers have faced intimidation, deportation and even deadly violence. Now another is alleging abuse. Is this latest allegation symptomatic of a broader effort to silence the Tsarnaev brothers’ friends? ICYMI: WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker’s commentary on “41,” the new Read More

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New Bush Book Fun With Numbers: 41-43=45


George W. Bush is out with yet another book—this time his “biography” of his father, George H.W. Bush. What’s going on with this strange phenomenon where 43 narrates 41’s life for us? And could it possibly have something to do with rehabilitating the family surname to help ensure a possible third President Bush?

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Keeping Secrets & Blowing Whistles: November 8, 2014

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NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy VideoWHO: Another George Bush Rises in Texas VISIT: The newly redesigned WhoWhatWhy Who Who is President Obama’s new pen-pal? According to reports, it is Iran’s Supreme Leader. And GOP Hawks are predictably upset about the letter that reportedly outlined a broader rapprochement and cooperation against the Islamic State. Who else is Read More