For all of the suspicion and projection upon her, Speaker Pelosi is really like a mom making her kids behave politely at a fancy restaurant.
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When people become polarized, there is no common ground from which to build a common future.
As you will see, during Cheney's speech, a malfunction of some sort caused a small explosion which caused the Cheney-Borg's flesh-like covering to melt, thus revealing the endoskeleton hidden beneath.
One of the most experienced federal judges in recent Alabama history is denouncing the U.S. Justice Department prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.
Keillor called for a fair and thorough congressional investigation that would "lay the whole wretched business out on the public record".
Did Cheney show a lack of commitment to national security by limiting the interrogation techniques to waterboarding?
Torture can never be used because our Constitution bans it. There are no exceptions -- not for heinous crimes or ticking bombs.
There is a peculiar aspect to the debate over the use of waterboarding on terrorist detainees. Those who have actually experienced the procedure first...
The slimy bastards of the Bush Administration contributed to the deaths of more Americans at the hands of a foreign power than any President in the history of the United States.
Whose call for a special prosecutor would get the political media's (and the White House's) attention?
This is not an issue of partisan politics. It's a police matter... the investigation of a crime scene in which many more of us are complicit than is comfortable to recognize.
A relatively new defense for waterboarding has emerged recently: Waterboarding can't be torture because we used it on "thousands" of our own troops as part of their training!
It's a real shame Bush and Cheney screwed up so spectacularly, and ignored the law so systematically, that it's interfering with Obama's desire to govern. But Obama signed up for this gig.
I'm interested in what else may be uncovered. When investigators truly snoop around, they almost always find something unexpected.
We don't have to leave morals or laws on the sideline, but unless we're satisfied with preaching to the choir, national security needs to be the focus of our case against torture.
On those questions, Cheney leaves us -- yet again -- in the dark. But we're certainly free to wonder: What did George Bush know, and how well did he know it?
The Bush torture memos pale in comparison to the leaked report issued by the Red Cross following two rounds of private interviews with the 14 "high value detainees" held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Text by Katharine Thomas
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