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Sen. Diane Feinstein Bears the Wrath of Ex-CIA Officials

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Feinstein and her fellow Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee thought their war over "enhanced interrogation techniques" won, they woke up to a rude awakening on Sunday morning, when CIA veterans and defenders of the EIT program jumped at the chance to offer their own rebuttals.

Scott Walker Reportedly Penning Book With Bush Speechwriter

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Nearly a year removed from surviving a recall election, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) appears ready to write a book. The National Review reporte...

The People's Business

Adam Skaggs | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Adam Skaggs

Secret spending in elections is toxic. The Obama administration's draft executive order to increase transparency in political spending is a big step in the right direction. It is time for the president to sign it.

Don't Sweeten the Hemlock

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What should the House majority do about the health care law? De-fund it. Take away the money without which ObamaCare comes to a screeching halt.

Words of Wisdom About Terror Trials -- Whatever Your View

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

In light on the ongoing debate around military commissions for terrorist suspects and the disposition of the Gitmo holding facility, a new book will interest anyone concerned with national security policy.

Loyalty And Passion In The American Christian Torture Debate

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

Our purpose here is to discuss the ethics of torture. More concretely, I will address the question of whether it was morally justifiable for the United States government to employ "enhanced interrogation techniques" sometimes classified as torture.

Jason Linkins

Woodward Book, 'Obama's Wars', Spawns Cracked Reactions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The release of a Bob Woodward book is something of a tradition in politics, and here's how it works: the week before its release, copies are obtained by reporters, who comb through the tome to find zazzy parts of the book to write about. Obama's Wars recreates that time when Obama was trying to develop a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, working with advisors who were split on what to do. Of course, this is all stuff that you already knew because it was extensively reported in the news. But if you just cannot absorb information unless it comes constructed in mise-en-scene form by an author who can relate the color and contours of the White House tea service in loving detail, then this book is for you.

My Debate with Marc Thiessen

David Frakt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Frakt

The fundamental difference between people like Marc Thiessen and General Hayden and "terrorist sympathizers" like myself is that they seem to feel that detaining dozens of innocent people potentially for decades is acceptable.

Are 100 deaths in U.S. custody meaningless to Marc Thiessen?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Renée Schomp, Law and Security program Yesterday in the National Review Online, Marc Thiessen attempted to repudiate New Yorker journalist Jane M...

Jason Linkins

Holder Stands Firm Against DoJ Smears

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at TAPPED, Adam Serwer has a brief item up on Attorney General Eric Holder standing firm against the smears leveled against several Department of...

Conor Friedersdorf Dismantles Torture Supporter Marc Thiessen's Latest Column

True/Slant | Conor Friedersdorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the American Enterprise Institute hired Marc Thiessen, I argued that the organization suffered a blow to its credibility -- it employs so many to...

Jason Linkins

Jane Mayer Savages Marc Thiessen's Book, 'Courting Disaster,' In New Yorker Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mayer's review says Thiessen is "neither a journalist nor a terrorism expert," rather he is a frantic, torture-thrillist PR hack, and the book "has become the unofficial Bible of torture apologists."

Jason Linkins

FLASHBACK: Amanpour Versus Thiessen On Torture (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Going forward, you will be able to wake up on Sunday morning and watch a political talk show that will be hosted by a journalist who is willing to ref...

Jason Linkins

Marc Thiessen, Jon Stewart Argue Over Detainee Policy, Interview Etiquette (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Torture thrillist Marc Thiessen's book tour brought him to the set of "The Daily Show" last night, where he was basically eaten alive by Jon Stewart i...

Jason Linkins

Thiessen Alleges That Embattled DoJ Attorneys Are "Al-Qaeda Lawyers"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marc Thiessen's latest defamatory shot at American legal traditions begins with something of a thought exercise -- which I imagine is intended to not ...

Jason Linkins

Thiessen Appears On 'Morning Joe', Is Still Demonstrably Wrong About Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's your daily reminder that Marc Thiessen is basically wrong about everything and has a near-erotic attachment to the thought of people getting to...

Jason Linkins

Justice OPR Report Damages Cheney's Claims On Torture, Reports Newsweek's Isikoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For some time, former Vice President Dick Cheney has insisted that the declassification of various CIA memos will prove once and for all that the Bush...

CPAC: The Right Wing Olympics

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The more Americans know the truth about those being showcased at CPAC, the more they might think twice before being taken in by their focus group driven campaign commercials and casting their votes this fall.

Jason Linkins

Abu Zubaydah Attorney On Thiessen Hire: It 'Really Angers Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The recent ascension of Marc Thiessen to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post can be properly seen as another step in the process of providing a pos...

Torture Has To Be Investigated No Matter What Dick Cheney Calls It

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Dick Cheney may like to call those interrogations "enhanced," but in everyday parlance they're what the DOJ is implicitly acknowledging: tortured.

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Hires Cheneyite Marc Thiessen

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Marc Thiessen said in Foreign Policy that Obama was putting national security at risk by killing too many terrorists, leaving precious few available for torture. Time to hire him to write crap op-eds for the Washington Post!

Jason Linkins

Abdulmutallab Investigation Makes The Case For Lawful Interrogation Instead Of Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I was puzzled to read Marc Thiessen make the claim that the Obama administration was getting too good at eliminating terrorists with drone strikes.

Lawrence O'Donnell Rages On Bush Speechwriter Marc Thiessen: 'Your Administration Invited The First Attack' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fireworks erupted on the set of "Morning Joe" Friday, after MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell took umbrage with former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen's clai...

Jason Linkins

Marc Thiessen Suggests That Killing Terrorists Poses A National Security Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Bush speechwriter and torture-thrillist Marc Thiessen has, of late, been mounting some sort of prolonged campaign of pure, mountain-grown idioc...

Jason Linkins

Michael Ware, Marc Thiessen Debate Whether Cairo Speech "Undercut" U.S. Troops (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via, Crooks And Liars. Last week, Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen and CNN war correspondent Michael Ware "debated" whether or not President Barack Oba...