Now, we can read a psychiatrist's report which includes, in detail, the torture enacted on just one prisoner of the United States, Shaker Aamer.
Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Davis are not so much left-wing figures or right-wing figures as they are up-wing figures, i.e., political leaders who place a special emphasis on big think/think big future-oriented policies that position California on the global cutting edge.
Baltimore, Maryland -- Researchers at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine announced today that former Vice President Dick Cheney is so morally decaye...
In his speech in Brussels on March 26, President Barack Obama refuted Vladimir Putin's assertions regarding the wrongs of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It is important to look at Obama's own moral arguments in justifying an invasion that a majority of U.S. citizens regard as a major U.S. foreign policy disaster.
One of the conundrums of this particular moment is that the winners in our American world are exactly those who have repeatedly been playing the losing hands. Their reward for one self-defined disaster after another has been yet more money, yet wider areas of everyday life to control, and yet more power.
Engaging in counterfactual, what-if history can be uselessly speculative, but here are three demonstrable ways the Obama administration -- and America too -- have been hurt by not prosecuting Bush officials for the crimes of torture and fraudulent war.
The Senate-CIA fight is jaw-dropping but Mary and David disagree if it's about oversight and/or Bush-Cheney 'torture.' Then: Is Obama a 'weak joke'(MM)? Were Ike, LBJ after Soviets invaded Hungry, Czechoslovakia (DC)? Was W while looking into Putin's soulful eyes (MG)?
It turns out our own devotion to liberty and international law only goes so far when somebody's profits and dividends and executive compensation are put at risk. Talk is cheap, but patriotism is expensive, as it turns out.
There are indeed times when liberals must fight to defend liberalism, sometimes to defeat enemies who've arisen, as did fascism and much of Communism, from within the interstices and contradictions of liberal capitalism itself. But Leon Wieseltier lives for those times.
In written testimony to the European Union (EU), Edward Snowden explained in patient, well-written, detailed prose exactly why what the NSA is doing is so dangerous.
Putin is playing with a strong hand on his home turf. His ultimate intentions in the Ukraine in the current crisis are opaque. But his goals have been known for years.
Obama declared at the start of his presidency that, when it comes to holding U.S. officials accountable for torture, we must "look forward not back." While he has failed to close Guantánamo or usher in a new era of government transparency, Obama has managed to keep this one promise: fostering impunity for torture.
The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.
It seems that despite whatever statistics are presented to show evidence of climate change, a vocal contingency continues to question the findings. It has become an ongoing source of contention and debate.
Does America even have a national security strategy? I ask because the Pentagon is getting ready to promulgate the latest version of same in the forthcoming Quadrennial Defense Review. And the Obama Administration has given off some big conflicting messages over the past year.
You could say that Cheney took his weapons of mass destruction seriously, and perhaps even infer from Jane Mayer's account of his anxieties back in September 2001 that he had something of a paranoid view of a world he believed wanted to do him harm in a weapons-of-mass-destructive way.