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Rethinking Taxi to the Dark Side: On Torture and the Mystery of Cheney Not Being in Jail

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I can't for the life of me figure out why Dick Cheney is still walking around free and -- even worse -- continues to get airtime so he can spew lies about the utter awesomeness of American torture.

The Torture Apologist's Fallacy

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

If a person in US custody is presumed innocent until proven guilty, then it does not matter whether or not torture works, does it? We don't torture innocent people, right?

FLASHBACK: Ted Kennedy Vs. John Ashcroft (VIDEO)

Attackerman | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As we dig through the latest rounds of torture disclosures, it's instructive to remember a moment from June of 2004. In the aftermath of the Abu Ghrai...

ReThinking Standard Operating Procedure: Yes, Virginia, We Really Do Torture

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

In light of a new report set to be released today from the CIA, I want to take another look at Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris' documentary about torture at Abu Ghraib.

Tortured Logic

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

2009-08-06-aclupull.jpgIn "Tortured Logic," a video released by the ACLU today, you'll hear well-known people like Oliver Stone, Rosie Perez and Philip Glass, read from those chilling Justice Department torture memos.

John Yoo Pranked By Australian Comedy Team (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Boing Boing comes a video from the Australian comedy show "The Chaser's War on Everything," that shows a man dressed as an Abu Ghraib prisoner di...

John Yoo: Why We Endorsed Warrantless Wiretaps

Wall Street Journal | JOHN YOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was instantly clear after Sept. 11, 2001, that our security agencies knew little about al Qaeda's inner workings, could not detect its operatives' ...

The Moral Failure of Our National Intelligence

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

A new government report on the Bush administration's surveillance of personal commmunications reveals a familiar pattern of intellectual deafness and moral abuse of the country.

How Iceland's Lawyers Enabled Fraud

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

The lack of clear ethical rules and the frontier justice mentality in Iceland continues to cause confusion and raise questions about the legal profession's ability to regulate itself in Iceland.

Where Are They Now?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

While times are tough for most Americans, one group is doing remarkably well. For former members of the Bush administration, the economic outlook remains bright and jobs are seemingly plentiful.

John Yoo Ordered To Testify

New York Times | JOHN SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A federal judge has ruled that John Yoo, a former Bush administration lawyer who wrote crucial memorandums justifying harsh interrogation techniques, ...

Decanting the Truth

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In a press interview regarding the Iraq war, Vice-President Dick Cheney was asked "Over 70 percent of Americans disagree with this war, what is your r...

John Yoo: Obama Chose "Empathy Over Excellence"

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Yoo, who wrote memos authorizing torture for President Bush, has penned a reaction to Sonia Sotomayor's supreme court nomination. The lawyer, who...

Cheney and Torture

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Cheney and his ilk don't understand liberty, and they don't understand freedom, what it costs and what it's worth. They are small men and cowards, selling out the rule of law at the first whiff of danger.

Colbert Hates Yoo: Takes On Philadelphia Inquirer For Hiring Torture Defender, Mocks Liberal Media For Terrible Puns (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Yes, yes, I know, I did it again. In the grand tradition of using John Yoo's name to create dad-jokesque headlines, I too am to blame. But I never tor...

We Can't Handle the Lie!

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

If a picture tells a thousand words, the pictures now being held back by Obama, scream volumes. Their testimony demands the light of day much like the men in our containment.

Bush Ringleaders Could Face Citizen Arrests for Torture

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

In California, a citizen may make an arrest for a felony -- even if he or she didn't witness it.

Jason Linkins

Philadelphia Inquirer Defends Hiring John Yoo As Columnist | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Philadelphia Inquirer is a bankrupt newspaper run by a guy who hates David Axelrod that spends what meager monies it has paying ungodly sums to pe...

The Philadelphia Inquirer and John Yoo

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

Yoo's hiring at the Inquirer is an assent to the dangerous notion that if the U.S. government engaged in torture no matter how reprehensible it might be, it must have some legitimacy.

John Yoo, Torture Memo Author, Gets Monthly Column

Philadelphia Inquirer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By late last year, the world already knew a great deal about John Yoo, the Philadelphia native and conservative legal scholar whose tenure in the Bush...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 12, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With John and Elizabeth Edwards back in the news, Matt Yglesias espies Michael Tomasky ruminating on what can get you "banished from public life," and...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 7, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week, Rachel Maddow discussed the ongoing saga of the torture memos, and how the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsib...

Torture Memo Authors May Avoid Professional Sanctions

Washington Post | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Efforts to impose professional sanctions on Bush administration lawyers who drafted memos supporting harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects face s...

Jason Linkins

Maddow: Torture Memo Authors Should Go To Jail (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Monitor Brian C. directs attention to a segment from last night's edition of the Rachel Maddow Show, in which the host responded to the recent n...

Condi Rice's Tortured Macaca Moment

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Rice's recent incident shows the prospects for what we might call a substantive Macaca Moment -- using YouTube and citizen media to scrutinize our leaders on the issues, not gaffes.