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Dick Cheney is Crazy. Really.

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Smiley

We really need to begin seeing Cheney the way we see that paranoid old uncle we might have -- someone we should never ever listen to.

Who Is This "Dick Cheeny" Guy and Why Should I Care What He Thinks?

David Rees | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Rees

As far as I could tell, his speech was actually some weird kind of mouth-yoga where you keep returning to "9/11" position every thirty seconds.

A Dangerous Day for War On Terror

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

Today was not a great day for the war on terror. Hearing these two dueling speeches by the President and former Vice President did not advance our go...

Stephen Colbert Wants To Send Terrorists To Dick Cheney's Ranch (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Dick Cheney won't stop talking. He's been on a media tour of epic proportions over the past month, talking up torture and decrying Obama's policies. C...

Yes We Are Them and They Are Us

Roderick Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roderick Spencer

Until both sides have the courage to recognize themselves in each other, and in the torture pictures, debate is useless. People on the Left are just as capable of rationalizing cruelty as people on the Right.

The Cheney Dare: Indict Him for Complicity in Torture

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I think it is time to take Dick Cheney up on his implicit dare and indict him for violating the 1994 federal law against torture.

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.

Mother of U.S. Marine Waterboarded by Our Military Hits Latest Torture Excuse -- and Cheney

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A relatively new defense for waterboarding has emerged recently: Waterboarding can't be torture because we used it on "thousands" of our own troops as part of their training!

Congressman Jim Moran on Torture and Accountability

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Moran: Those who are culpable need to be judged by their peers and I think we need to put in place some kinds of structures to ensure that we never repeat our mistakes.

Dick Cheney: Could the Worst Vice President Ever Become the Best American Idol Judge Ever?

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

What fourth judge could American Idol possibly add that might bring something really new and exciting to the party?

Omero: Fitting the narrative

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Two polls made news this week with their somewhat overzealous reactions. Even if you believe the narrative into which they fit, a slightly more thoro...

Pelosi The Enabler

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

By acquiescing to the cover-up of unpleasant truths in the treatment of prisoners, Pelosi contributed to the betrayal of the ideal of public accountability that is the bedrock of our system of governance.

The High Cost of Health Care

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

It must scare the bejezus out of the conservative right that moderation and purpose are the driving forces behind the attempt to wrest control of our health care system from an industry that has reaped enormous profits.

Cheney in 2012? It's Cheney in 2010

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

There are those who write that Dick Cheney should have run for President in 2008. There are those, on this Web site in particular, who say he should ...

Can We Please See Less Dick Cheney?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Sometimes powerful people need to see the inside of a prison cell for a while to come to terms with the consequences of their actions. Richard Bruce Cheney is one of those people.

Addicted to Love

Nora Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nora Ephron

In some fabulous way, Cheney's ubiquity is an ongoing reminder of the eight years he was the key man in the administration. He gives new meaning to the words "Never Again."

Wanda Sykes Punctures Cheney's Argument for Waterboarding

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Marino

Wanda Sykes performance last night at the White House Correspondents dinner was a prime example of the truth wrapped in a joke.

Cheney Urges Transparency for Obama at 100 Days

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

On Monday night, the former Vice President announced that he was "formally" asking the administration to release secret documents that, he says, show the utility of torture.

Sam Stein

Clinton Pollster: Cheney Shows GOP Won't Have Repeat Of '94 Revolution | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Midterm elections are notoriously tricky business for the political parties of the sitting president. The drubbings experienced by Democrats in 1994 a...

Bush Official Suggests Cheney Torture Cover-Up

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On April 21, Philip Zelikow, who was counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during the Bush administration, revealed on Foreign Policy's "Sh...

Goodbye/Hello 5 "Obama's Strength In Relationship Building"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patt Cottingham

Obama's strength is his ability to listen, be open, secure, and confident in his ability to build bridges. Will this new form of relationship building diplomacy be tested?

Moral Relativism: A Little Torture is Just Fine?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Only appeal to moral relativism can be used to justify waterboarding. Some elements of morality must be basic to humanity across time and across cultures. Torture can never be explained away.

Crime and Crime Again

Hart Bochner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hart Bochner

It will become its own kind of crime if Obama does not set precedent at such a crucial juncture and pursue justice against the Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz rat pack.

Torture Finally Broke Them

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

The truth is long overdue. We as a nation need to recognize that the tactic of coercing information does not work.

Torture is a B*llsh!t Machine!

Hal Sparks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Sparks

It becomes clearer by the day that truth was never the goal of the Bush administration's use of torture and they were in need of false information that was shaped by torture.