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Bush-Cheney Legacy: More War, More Torture, Fewer Jobs?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Frum and Corn agree that the Feinstein Committee documents "torture" and should have been released but they clash on justifications for the torture. Ditto on Bush-Cheney legacy since, argues Frum, "Safety is the goal of the state." Also: Why can't Obama get any economic respect?

Freshman GOP Senator Challenges Obama On Controversial Policy

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The face of Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's policy for handling suspected terrorists is a 43-year-old former pros...

An Odd Thanksgiving Proposal: Let's Go Back to Torturing Detainees

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

A disturbing trend among some Republicans lately, as we saw in last night's debate, is to treat any terror-related crime as something completely new and different, which needn't comply with even our most basic sense of decency, let alone U.S. law.

Words of Wisdom About Terror Trials -- Whatever Your View

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

In light on the ongoing debate around military commissions for terrorist suspects and the disposition of the Gitmo holding facility, a new book will interest anyone concerned with national security policy.

Strange Bedfellows at Guantánamo

Jamil Dakwar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamil Dakwar

I've been observing the military commissions since 2004, and Guantánamo never felt more surreal or otherworldly than it did in what we hope were its ...

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

Debate Questions I'd (Still) Like To Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Unfortunately these questions remain largely unanswered, almost two months after the last debate.

Will McCain Vote Against Waterboarding Today?

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, at 10:30 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to bring to the floor the Intelligence Authorization Conference Report. One ...

Anti-Waterboarding Bill Passes House On Party Lines

NY Times | Scott Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defying a veto threat from President Bush, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to prohibit waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods...

Sam Stein

Military Leaders: Ignore Bush Veto Threat, Ban Waterboarding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thirty retired admirals and generals have penned a letter to key Democrats, urging them to defy President Bush's veto threats and pass legislation req...