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Torture Policy

An All-American Nightmare

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A widely praised new movie about the assassination of Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, opens with a series of torture scenes. The movie scenes are brutal, yet sanitized.

Holder Torture Investigation Likely

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Contrary to White House wishes, Attorney General Eric Holder may push forward with a criminal investigation into the Bush administr...

Commission on Accountability Should Be Part of Our Response to America's Torture Nightmare

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

We need something like a truth commission in this country to explore how and why America became a nation that embraced torture at the highest levels of political office.

Obama Ready To Ban Harsh Interrogations

AP | LARA JAKES and PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the C...