How do you feel about recent, far-too late admission by the U.S. Government that it has tortured innocent people to death? Does this bother you?
How much does this bother you? Does it bother you right down to your bones? Have you had enough of it? Are you sick and tired of the United States […]
Almost as soon as the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee released its report on torture by the CIA, the Department of Justice reiterated the intention of the Obama Administration not to prosecute anyone who was involved in the torture, even though torture is a crime. The Democratic Party is standing behind the President’s policy of […]
Yesterday, reacting to the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that found that the CIA had engaged in widespread torture of prisoners, many of whom were not involved in terrorism in any way, obtaining no national security benefit as a result, Senator Marco Rubio, who is planning to run for President in 2016, released a statement saying […]
Today saw the release of the Torture Report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA, whose “enhanced interrogation techniques” the report describes, has been trying to prevent the report’s release. The Central Intelligence Agency even engaged in criminal behavior to stop the facts in the report from being declassified. The agency sent spies into the […]
Within Islam, as within other religions, there are moderates, people who simply belong to the religion because it’s their cultural norm, and there are extremists, people who are so obsessed with the supremacy of their religion that they are willing to engage in all manner of cruelties against those who do not share their beliefs.
Mykolas Mockus was a Lithuanian who wasn’t afraid to say what was on his mind. Because he spoke his mind freely, Mockus was seized by the police, who had infiltrated a private meeting to record what he was saying by a speech. Mockus was thrown into a jail cell and criminally prosecuted for what he […]
Because I see Hindus threatening to kill anyone who shows this picture, I am deciding to join in the blasphemy, and to amplify it. If a Hindu activist group succeeds in pressuring the web host of the mythological discussion group to remove the blasphemous image, I want the image to survive, in defiance of the censorship. […]
In the wake of the 2014 elections, I return to a perennial puzzle for me: do I only support political candidates who I feel are the best match possible, or do I recognize that some politicians are better than others, and that better is good enough? I’ve been voting for a quarter of a century […]