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Guantanamo: It's About Us

Shannyn Moore | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Our country's founding principles of habeus corpus were in a direct response to the "lock them away in the Tower" abuses in Britain. We were going to be different. Oh, I know Guantanamo isn't on American soil, but our flag flies over that prison -- the same one we pledge "liberty and justice for all" to.

George W. Bush Defends Waterboarding: Would Waterboard Khalid Sheik Mohammed Again

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Former President George W. Bush says if he had it to do over, he would still waterboard the self-professed mastermind of t...

Coburn Compares Political Science Funding To Waterboarding

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who has been leading a crusade against political science funding, on Tuesday compared the debt such spending would create t...

"We're Going to Kill Your Children": The CIA Inspector General's Report

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

A.G. Holder's appointment of John Durham to investigate this sordid episode should be only the first step in a wholesale reevaluation of American national security priorities in the post-9-11 world.

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Deep Throat, Steroids & Torture

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

A Presidential BJ and an "enhanced" ball hitter get full blown multimillion dollar Congressional investigations. War crimes...well, hmmm.... we need to think about that! Why is this hard?

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.

War Crimes and Incompetence -- the Real Shoes Thrown at Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week the Senate Armed Services Committee released a report which basically called Bush and his entire National Security Council war criminals.

Protesters Waterboard Citizen In Front Of Denver Courthouse

skinnychef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
skinnychef

This video, which runs a little over three minutes, gives a demonstration of waterboarding which was presented during a protest held in front of the Denver Federal Courthouse on Monday, August 25, 2008.

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.

The Torturous Logic of The New York Times

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

With President Bush's veto this weekend of a bill to outlaw the CIA's use of waterboarding, torture now becomes officially codified U.S. policy. But you'd never know it from the reading the Times.