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Steven Bradbury

What We Need To Hear About the Torture Report

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the investigation into the Justice Department memos that authorized the torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the Bush administration.

Who Told Yoo To Do Those 'Bad Things'?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If White House officials were instructing the 'torture memo' authors to create legal justifications for a program those officials knew was likely illegal, then we have evidence of a high-level criminal conspiracy.

The OPR Report Is Only the Beginning

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The final OPR report is only the beginning. We still don't know who asked Yoo and Bybee to write these memos, what specific instructions they were given or if they were they pressured to reach a particular conclusion.

Remember the OPR Report?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The longer the administration hems and haws and tinkers with the ethics report before releasing it, the more the stain of the past administration's transgressions becomes its own.

Tortured Logic

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

2009-08-06-aclupull.jpgIn "Tortured Logic," a video released by the ACLU today, you'll hear well-known people like Oliver Stone, Rosie Perez and Philip Glass, read from those chilling Justice Department torture memos.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 7, 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week, Rachel Maddow discussed the ongoing saga of the torture memos, and how the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsib...

Jason Linkins

Maddow: Torture Memo Authors Should Go To Jail (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Monitor Brian C. directs attention to a segment from last night's edition of the Rachel Maddow Show, in which the host responded to the recent n...

Who Authorized The Torture of Abu Zubaydah?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

For the defendants of the use of torture by U.S. forces -- still led by former Vice President Dick Cheney -- this has been a rocky few weeks.

Torture, Done in Our Name

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

If the rest of us are to live with ourselves, if we're to regain our own consciences, first we have to see it for what it was, and call it by its rightful name, this thing that was done in our name.

Jay S. Bybee: It's Not Torture If You Use A Caterpillar

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I never thought I would be having arguments with people about the merits of torture, which goes to show you how low Bush sunk the general level of American political discourse.

The Torture Memos: Berlin, 1937 Version

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

The memorandum, issued by the Reich Ministry of Justice, followed a meeting of several Justice Ministry lawyers and public prosecutors with several high-level Gestapo officials. It speaks for itself.

Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.

Will Obama Block Release of Key Bush-era Torture Memos?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As has been pointed out by journalists, human rights lawyers and critics, President Obama has continued -- and continues to defend -- some of the Bush administration's most repressive "War on Terror" policies.

Bush Nominates Torture Advocate To Senior Justice Post

NY Times | PHILIP SHENON and ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department lawyer who wrote a series of classified legal opinions in 2005 authorizing harsh C.I.A. interrogation techniques was renominate...