Holder's announcement that he's "leaning" toward appointing a prosecutor to investigate brutal interrogations during the Bush administration raises as many questions as it answers.
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Congressional committees can be highly partisan. They are often not listened to in the same way that a full-scale non-partisan administration effort would be.
It is worrisome that even the most outraged of our leaders inside the beltway are calling only for the familiar bipartisan truth commission to "investigate."
Yesterday, the website Consortium News published an article by Charlotte Dennett pouring some cold water on the hope many liberals have that Congress ...
This answer tracks the language of many torture apologists (and advocates) in Washington, who posit a choice between protecting the country today and second-guessing the past.
President-elect Obama has promised that he won't lie about national problems. I hope this promise extends to recent events, too.
"Despite the hopes of many human-rights advocates, the new Obama Justice Department is not likely to launch major new criminal probes of harsh interro...
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