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Who Authorized The Torture of Abu Zubaydah?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

For the defendants of the use of torture by U.S. forces -- still led by former Vice President Dick Cheney -- this has been a rocky few weeks.

Torture, Done in Our Name

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

If the rest of us are to live with ourselves, if we're to regain our own consciences, first we have to see it for what it was, and call it by its rightful name, this thing that was done in our name.

Psycho: Bush's Willing Medical Torturers

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Simply releasing the documents about their embrace of torture has further soiled Bush and Cheney's legacy. But whether that is punishment enough is another matter.

Meet The Real Press

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stu Kreisman

The fourth estate has abdicated its responsibilities to Stewart, Letterman, Olbermann, Maddow, Campbell Brown and the bloggers on the internet.

Dear Dick: We Have Received Your Resume...

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

Dear Dr. Rice: This is to confirm that you will be teaching a course at The Learning Annex on Saturday, January 31st, to be entitled "Power Enabling: Smart Women, Costly Blunders.''

A Challenge to Publishers: Say No to Gonzo

Andrew Foster Altschul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Foster Altschul

But what if the answer to publishers' problems lies not in finding the right book to publish but in finding the right book not to publish?

The Bush Presidency: Shakespearean Tragedy or Cruel Farce?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Unlike earlier failed presidents like Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, Bush does not seem to acknowledge or even recognize the destruction that he has wrought.

George Tenet Screamed About Jews In Saudi Prince's Pool: Book

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg offers an interesting excerpt from "A World Of Trouble," a forthcoming book by Patrick Tyler on the White House and th...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow Pushes Back On Bush's Taliban Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, I talked about how President George W. Bush had made the extraordinary utterance that he had never before said that "the Taliban was elimin...

Jason Linkins

Bush Changes Tune On Taliban

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a long time, one of the ancient tropes that emanated from the White House and its defenders was that at some point in the past, the Taliban was de...

Cowardly Bush Hides Behind Laura's Skirts: Gibson Fails to Ask the Key Questions

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Abrams

Although Charlie did press Bush on the Iraq War -- would he have fought it knowing there were no WMDs? -- the presence of Laura Bush during the interview did much to disarm Gibson.

Bush's Interview wtih Charlie Gibson Marks the Start of His Effort to Revise History

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The colossal failures of the Bush administration should be what is remembered about Bush's eight years in office, not some feeble attempt to show what a principled guy he was.

Time to Rise Above Racism and Self-Interest

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Farris

There are thousands of people in this country like my Uncle Billy, and they will go to the polls on November 4th with ignorance settled deep in their souls.

Powell's Tortured Endorsement

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

Powell endorsed Obama and I was moved by his statement, particularly his challenge to Republicans about their demonization of Islam. Despite this, I don't welcome his endorsement.

Ambassador for All War Crimes Except Our Own

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

The Office of War Crimes Issues doesn't just tell other countries to do as we say and not as we do. The Administration has actually made OWCI complicit of its own war crimes apparatus.

The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?

Ron Suskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Suskind

What just happened? Evidence. A secret that has been judiciously kept for five years just spilled out. All of what follows is new, never reported in any way...

Scotty Come Lately

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

How many times are we going to have a key Bush administration official try to wash the blood off his hands -- and add a chunk of change to his bank account -- by writing a come-clean book years after the fact instead of when it actually could have made a difference? Read More Unmasking McCain: His Reactionary Record on Reproductive Rights Many women who are avowed Hillary Clinton supporters are declaring they won't vote for Obama in the fall. I get the anger and the disappointment. But to quote SNL's Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers: Really? You'd rather vote for a man who has a 25-year history of voting against a woman's right to choose? Read More WATCH: CNBC's Business Nation Goes Behind The Scenes At HuffPost

George Tenet Lawyers Up Over CIA Tapes Probe

Newsweek | Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney general Michael Mukasey's decision to launch a full-scale FBI probe into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes has sent several alarmed ...