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Sam Stein

IG Report: Waterboarding Was Neither "Efficacious Or Medically Safe" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A CIA inspector general's report from May 2004 that is set to be declassified by the Obama White House will almost certainly disprove claims that wate...

Sam Stein

Bush Torture Memos Released By Obama: See The Complete Documents | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of an ongoing court case, the Department of Justice released on Thursday memos issued by the Office of Legal Counsel between 2002 and 2005, de...

Expedience and the Torture Amnesty

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Obama comments on the release of the torture memos to assure the country that a dark age has passed. At the same time, he is careful to assure the agents of that darkness that they will be exempt from prosecution.

Sam Stein

Bush Torture Memos: Commercial Diets Used As Justification | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to rationalize the use of dietary manipulation on detainees, Bush administration officials turned to Slim Fast and Jenny Craig. In a fo...

Jason Linkins

Rush Limbaugh Begins Slapping Himself On-Air To "Simulate Torture" (AUDIO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rush Limbaugh read the torture memos and got inspired to perform a brief act of self-torture and strenuous exercise, just like the old-timey radio por...

Sam Stein

Bush Memo Footnotes Define Waterboarding As Torture | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Stuart Whatley A Bush administration memo from 2005, intended to establish a legal basis for aggressive interrogation techniques, c...