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Anti-Torture Rallies Across the USA This Week

Torture is a moral issue, and the issue is not past. Despite revelations that American torture practices lasted seven years, that medical doctors participated in the torture, that it involved drowning one man 183 times, and that the major purpose of all this torture was

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Monday Morning Outrage Review

I hate to sit back being a passive victim of the news cycle, so I use Monday morning as a time to review the Friday announcements that bothered me both, so let me bring your attention back to two Friday news items that got mostly lost in the blur of Americans sprinting to the beach:

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Barack Obama: Yes He Can Cover Up Torture

You’ve heard by now, if you’re paying attention, that the presidential administration of Barack Obama has pulled out the national security card to declare that a legal case brought on behalf of five victims of torture cannot proceed. In case you haven’t been paying attention,

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Obama Breaks Promise On Transparent Government

In the morning, Barack Obama promised transparency and open government. In the afternoon, Barack Obama declared that he will keep secrets from the American people about what he does, and he doesn’t have to explain to anyone why he’s doing it.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?