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Torture Debate

Why Republicans Defend Torture

New York Magazine | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

If George W. Bush’s fervent insistence that his government did not engage in torture does not define and haunt him forever—like Richard Nixon insi...

Interrogators Speak Out: America Is Morally Bipolar

Matthew Alexander | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

Another year, another round of the torture debate -- the pattern keeps repeating itself. Each year, the pro-torture advocates submit a new mouthpiece, and each year the anti-torture advocates offer up actual interrogators.

Dan Froomkin

Torture May Have Slowed Hunt For Bin Laden, Not Hastened It | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

Torture apologists are reaching precisely the wrong conclusion from the back-story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, say experienced interrogators and ...

CNN Clip: Not Taking Sh*t From Right-Wing Gas Bags On "Law and Order" Issues

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

After Chris Plante repeats his talking points for the third time, I kinda went off. I'm not sure I should have gotten so in his face, but frankly, I'm sick and tired of right-wing No Talent Ass Clowns.

Cheney, the CIA and Torture: Asking the Wrong Questions

Eric L. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric L. Lewis

Cheney wants to take what is a stark legal and moral issue and turn it into yet another Washington "some argue this; some argue that" controversy, a clever bureaucratic maneuver.

Andrew Sullivan: The NYT Finally Prints "Torture"

Atlantic: The Daily Dish | Andrew Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You will notice how the NYT defines torture when it comes to foreign governments - isolation, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation. Much milder than...

How ABC Interview Tilted Torture Debate

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In late 2007, there was the first crack of daylight into the government's use of waterboarding during interrogations of Al Qaeda detainees. On Dec. 10...

Glenn Greenwald: Torture Supporters Are The Ones Politicizing The Debate | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The core assumption here -- shared by most establishment pundits -- is that the call for criminal investigations is nothing more than a partisan-drive...