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Jason Linkins

Is The Recession Over Now That Gonzo Has A Job (No.) (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What a frabjous day for former Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who have finally surmounted what seemed to be his most insurmountable object --...

Congress, the F-22 and the Monkey on Our Back

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Anybody who has lived with an addict knows about denial. So it goes with Congress and defense spending. Case in point this week is the F-22, a gold-plated Cold War barnacle.

Even For Cheney, The Al Qaeda-Iraq Torture Story Is A New Low

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Coercive and illegal techniques were used widely at Gitmo in an attempt to secure information linking al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein.

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.

Ryan Grim

As Report Shows Bybee's Torture Culpability, Conyers Says: 'We're Coming After These Guys'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bush administration attorney Jay Bybee, now a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals serving a lifetime appointment, crafted legal justifications...

New Report: Bush Officials Tried to Shift Blame for Detainee Abuse to Low-Ranking Soldiers

Sen. Carl Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Carl Levin

If we are to retain our status as a leader in the world, we must acknowledge and confront the abuse of detainees in our custody. A new declassified report makes significant progress toward that goal.

Senate Report: Harsh Tactics Used In Attempt to Establish Non-Existent Iraq-al Qaida Link

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A report released Tuesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee presented new details regarding Bush administration officials' approval of the milita...

Please, Mr. President, No More Studies

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Obama is telling gay rights activists that he "will have to study the implications for national security and enlist more Congressional support" before trying to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

The Ten Lies of Dick Cheney (Part One)

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Cheney's version of the truth on interrogations does not stand up to scrutiny, and features ten lies that should not be allowed to pass without further comment and analysis.