"We're the 99%" has helped shift media and public attention back to inequality and jobs. Matalin and Rosen debate whether it's more a hippie flash mob or Paris '68... and will the killing of al-Awlaki mean more Drones by more nations? Then: Slutwalks.
The Darth Vader of the Bush Administration, Dick Cheney wielded more power -- and was more dismissive of Congressional prerogatives -- than any vice president in American history.
In the process of promoting his book, former Vice President Dick Cheney has said that he supports waterboarding of suspects, just as long as they are ...
"Three prisoners have been waterboarded but not at Guantanamo and not by the Department of Defense. They were waterboarded with the authority of President Bush and the approval of the Department of Justice."
Is the Libyan war legal? Was bin Laden's killing legal? Were those "enhanced interrogation techniques" legal? These questions are irrelevant. In terms of "foreign policy," and "national security," the U.S. is now a post-legal society.
In the famous ticking time bomb hypothetical, it is moral to torture one person in order to save the lives of thousands, that the right to life trumps the right to physical integrity and security. This is a false construct.
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.
In the early parts of the 2000 campaign, John McCain was proving himself to be a different type of Republican. While he was as conservative as the res...
Not only did Muhammad categorically reject torture, but he espoused equal treatment -- both physically and emotionally -- for prisoners of war in an era plagued with enslavement.
The most appalling part of Rumsfeld's memoir is the twisted logic and McNamara-like pompousness that led to the tragedy of Abu Ghraib.
Our purpose here is to discuss the ethics of torture. More concretely, I will address the question of whether it was morally justifiable for the United States government to employ "enhanced interrogation techniques" sometimes classified as torture.
In his new book, George Bush admits to having approved waterboarding. This admission has created a difficult dilemma for the current administration. Torture is a federal crime punishable by up to twenty years in prison.
This Veterans' Day, executive impunity for human rights abuses is once again in the news. Former President George W. Bush openly admitted authorizing ...
In George W. Bush's just released memoirs, he tries to re-establish his battered reputation by defending his most controversial decisions, but it's clear he does not want to even try to understand what he does not want to believe.
Here's why the Justice Department's halt to a key part of its CIA torture investigation looks like another whitewash. The DOJ compromised its probe ...