Donald Trump announced last night that he is willing to shred our system of constitutional liberty in a heartbeat in order to indulge his hunger to inflict pain on other people, regardless of the consequences. Why would anyone want to make such a person President of the United States?
Back in August, when I first compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, the connections already seemed remarkable. Not only did Trump keep a copy of a book of Hitler’s speeches on his bedside table, whip up his audiences into frenzied fury against foreigners, and have
I suppose we should offer up some kind of thanks to Jeb Bush, for reminding us that no, Donald Trump really isn’t much of an outlier in the Republican Party. Some people might have been tempted to think of John Ellis Bush as the reasonable
The journal Science has published a valuable summary of a scandal in the American Psychological Association that threatens to undo the organization’s reputation. While the presidential administration of George W. Bush pursued a policy of torturing people it had detained without conviction, a trial, or even charges,
What do Amnesty International USA, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee have in common? They are among the activist organizations that are gathering in front of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC at 4 pm on Friday, June 26 to
The names of the 21 U.S. Senators who voted in favor of torture by the American government on June 16, 2015.
Starting a war against Iran just when Iran is making serious efforts at establishing peace with the United States, would bring unnecessary death and destruction to huge numbers of human beings – and that’s not good.
At a site called Ten Great Things About Catholicism, a writer contends that “the Inquisition wasn’t as bad as people potray [sic] it as”. The Spectator in the UK asserts that “The Inquisition wasn’t as bad as made out”. Vatican researchers have contended that “What
For the 2016 presidential race, we have already described the pros and cons of the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Jim Webb. Now it seems time to add another. Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio made it clear this week that he intends to run for
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
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.