iOS app Android app

The Dark Side

Close Guantanamo, End Indefinite Detention and Return from the Dark Side

Coleen Rowley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The president's pledge last May to close Guantanamo came amidst a mass hunger strike at the prison by men protesting their indefinite detention. Since then only a handful of men have been released from Guantanamo, where hungers strikes and brutal force-feedings continue.

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

Do You Know Your Shadow (Dark) Side?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

All of us have a shadow part, and it is not something that an "evil" person possesses. The shadow or the dark side of us is what gives us a perspective to the light side and makes us a whole human being.

Getting Surreal

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

"You can't make this stuff up" has become a clichéd refrain in our reality-TV-obsessed, out-to-shock world, but sometimes life is so outrageous that ...

Quarles Public Safety Exception to Miranda: The Ethical, Legal and Effective Answer to "Ticking Time Bombs"

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

In 1984, the Supreme Court created an exception to the Miranda rule when the questioning was designed to protect public safety -- and it's largely been ignored by prosecutors and courts.

The Anti-Affirmation

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Debbie Ford, author and faculty at the Chopra Center: "If you want to manifest your full potential you have to reclaim the parts of yourself that you've denied, hidden or given away to others."

Stop the Presses: Cheney's Re-emergence Is Finally Explained!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Nancy Pelosi, this week, accused the CIA of lying. Who, journalists collectively ask, could ever accuse the CIA of lying? Who indeed? Almost anybody, it seems to me.

Torture: Do You Say Use It, or Lose It?

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

The patriots who founded this nation had good reasons for adding the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. They wanted to create a society that protects each individual equally and makes everyone accountable.

Just What This Heartsick American Needed: A Republican Beacon for Civil Liberties

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

A Republican almost made me burst into tears. In a good way. Gov. Kean's specifics are a reminder of how much is at stake now and of how bad things have been since 9/11.

No Soup For Yoo: Our Right to Refuse Service to the Constitution's Torturers

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Reading The Dark Side, as I just have, forces a stomach-turning, jaw-clenching reckoning with Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, CIA kidnappings, secret prisons, waterboarding, and a shameful list of other soul-shattering abuses.