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How Humans and Dogs Can Learn -- and Suffer -- From the Use of Negative Reinforcement

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 04.05.2013 | New York
Anna Jane Grossman

I've written a good deal on about some of the problems involved with using shock collars in animal training, mostly to stop behaviors. But an even worse application of this form of training is sing the shock to elicit desired behaviors.

GOP Smackdown Goes From Comedy to Horror Flick

Dave Helfert | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Saturday night, they addressed foreign policy. And all of a sudden, their childish nonsense wasn't so funny. What if one of these boobs actually got into office?

Why Torture Is A Moral Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

June 26 was United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In the United States, both human rights and religious organizations had...

Talking Torture With Mukasey and Thiessen: Do Torture Advocates Care About U.S. Moral Standing?

Elisa Massimino | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Elisa Massimino

Torture not only stained our reputation; it weakened American national security. It has alienated entire communities, undermining the capacity of the U.S. to fight terrorism, and given al Qaeda a public relations boon.

Top UK Officials Doubt Bush Claims

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By his own admission, President Bush directed subordinates to water-board prisoners in American custody. Water-boarding is torture. He was not then, and is not now, above the law

Steele Walks Back Claim That He's Open To Torture Probe

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A spokesperson for RNC chief Michael Steele appears to be walking back Steele's suggestion yesterday that he could support a truth commission on tort...

Jesse Ventura: Coleman A "Hypocrite," I Would Waterboard Cheney (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Minnesota Governor and one-time professional wrestler Jesse Ventura went public on Larry King Live yesterday with some harsh criticisms of the ...

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...

Another Reason to Get to the Bottom of Waterboarding

Barry Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Schwartz

Punishment is not the point; moral clarity and moral seriousness is.

Spain Investigates What America Should

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Cohn

It is the responsibility of the United States to investigate allegations of torture. The use of torture should be purged from our system, much like we eradicated slavery.

How It Was: Terror and Water-Boarding the Insane in Philadelphia

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

It seems that everyone in the world knows about water-boarding except certain people in the Bush administration. Our good fortune is that the Bush adm...

Giuliani: I'm Not Sure Waterboarding Is Torture

New York Times | Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a town hall meeting here last night, Rudolph W. Giuliani expanded upon his views of torture. Here is a transcript of the exchange. Linda Gustitus,...