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Ali Watkins

Senator On Intelligence Committee: Torture Program Was Not Dick Cheney's Doing | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate Intelligence Committee conducting a full frontal assault against the CIA about the agency's use of torture in the post 9...

Cheney's New Memoir: Fact vs. Fiction

Amnesty International | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

On Tuesday, former Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney published his memoirs, "In My Time." We thought it might be instructive to examine some of the claims he makes in his memoirs and see how well they stack up against established facts.

Torture: Blinking In The Face Of Evil

Satpal Singh | Posted 10.30.2011 | Religion
Satpal Singh

Many religions believe in a compassionate God, and that all humans are children of God. When most of us would shudder just thinking about our child being tortured, how can we justify the brutalization of God's sons and daughters?

The "Cheney Brigades": A Second Chance for War Advocates to Fight

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

How noble an enterprise, creating "second chance brigades" for those who found themselves too busy promoting wars to serve in them when they were young. Congress might want to name the program after a figure who inspires us all: the Cheney brigades.

Looking for Dick Cheney's Heart

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

For the last decade Dick Cheney has been the poster boy of evil, but America will have to find another prototype for implacable evil, because its current model is falling apart.

The University Is Not a Factory: On the Crisis in the Humanities

Christopher Merrill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Merrill

To leave unchallenged the crimes of Cheney and his cohorts represents a failure of the humanities -- a species of moral blindness that philosophers have long explored.

Mock Burial: CIA Torturers Wanted Terror Suspect To Think He Was Being Buried Alive

emptywheel | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA's torturers asked DOJ to let them use mock burials....

CIA 'Black Sites': Final Status Of The Facilities Remains In The Dark

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever happened to the so-called "black sites," where suspected terrorists were held overseas by the CIA and submitted to harsh interrogations that ...

Top Former Generals Denounce Cheney For Torture

Miami Herald | By CHARLES C. KRULAK and JOSEPH P. HOAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the fear that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Americans were told that defeating Al Qaeda would require us to ``take off the gloves.'' As a f...

Dan Froomkin

Cheney Still Manipulating People -- Now In Public | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When he was vice president, Dick Cheney got his way by secretly wielding the instruments of power. Now that he's no longer in government, Cheney is st...

Sam Stein

Cheney Accuses Obama Of Launching "Intensely Partisan" Torture Investigation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney left little on the table during a taped interview Fox News Sunday, accusing the Obama White House pursuing an "intensely partisan" investi...

The "Truthiness" Dilemma

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

What Nancy Pelosi knew and when she knew it hardly stems the flood of foreclosures, and whether she knew and failed to complain doesn't quite equate with directly ordering torture.

Shoot the Kitten

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

Sheriff Obama doesn't want any trouble, but Dirty Dick Cheney keeps raising the stakes. Are we nearing High Noon?...

Cheney Meant Well

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Criminal law says that facts aren't enough to establish guilt. There also has to be mens rea -- a guilty mind. Here's the best I can do on Cheney's behalf: He meant well and he knew better.

Jason Linkins

Release of 'Holy Grail' Torture Document To Be Delayed | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About a month and half ago, we made note of the way the stars seemed to be aligning for the release of ex-CIA Inspector General John Helgerson's class...

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

Confronting the CIA's Mind Maze

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

In retrospect, it may become more apparent that the real aberration of the Bush years lay not in torture policies per se, but in the president's order that the CIA should operate its own torture prisons.

When Will Dick Cheney's Tower of Lies Finally Come Tumbling Down on Him?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

As recently as two weeks ago, Cheney was still banging the drum about Saddam's "known ties to Mideast terrorists." His ongoing Forget Everything I Ever Told You Tour is historical revisionism at its most despicable.

Second Thoughts on Cheney Indictment: Pardon Him ... And Others Too

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Obama should pardon not only Mr. Cheney, but everyone else in the prior administration who approved or knew about the illegal water-boarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques.

Obama and Cheney: Dueling in Different Universes

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

When people become polarized, there is no common ground from which to build a common future.

Land of the Safe and Home of the Cruel

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Obama's National Archives speech was one more by Barack Obama that deferred action. It suggested the comprehension of an enormous wrong which it decided only partly to remedy.

Dispatches from the Dark Side

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

In Cheneyland, the terrorists attack us because of the "values we profess." Cheney's ideology is -- as always -- extremely immature, cruel, and myopic.

Dick Cheney Will Protect You, and Liberals Want Your First Born

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Did Cheney show a lack of commitment to national security by limiting the interrogation techniques to waterboarding?

Memory, War, and the Memory of War

Louis Bickford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Bickford

Extreme violations of human rights in any context, including a war, are too important to forget. We want future generations to remember that we insisted on accountability for them.

Spock vs. Rambo

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Watching President Obama and former Vice President Cheney duel on terror suspects: can Spock replace Rambo in the approach to Gitmo?