Last week, when Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson learned of the release of the results of a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the illegal brutality with which CIA agents had tortured people who turned out to have been mistakenly imprisoned, what did he do to
Jeb Bush is planning to begin his campaign for the 2016 Republican party presidential nomination, but as he does so, his political organizing is remarkably unbalanced. Jeb Bush is laying the groundwork for gathering huge amounts of money. He’s hitting up family friends, and calling
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
“Warning: Many readers may find the following material offensive.” So wrote USA Today without irony before describing how the United States tortured people, to no end, in our names. Today, you can read for yourself a redacted version of a 2012 Senate report, finally released
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
Before they vote on Election Day, Bob Goodlatte’s constituents need to ask themselves why their U.S. Representative opposed anti-torture legislation, and whether they are willing to endorse that action.
Finally, the White House has officially admitted that the United States federal government purposefully tortured prisoners as part of its War On Terror. Torturing prisoners is a federal crime. It’s unconstitutional, a violation of the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment in the Bill of
Earlier today, I asked for some help in uncovering any evidence to support the assertion by Professor of Religious History J. Gordon Melton that the First Black Mass was a real event in the court of King Louis XIV, conducted by genuine Satanists, who really
On Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee will be holding a hearing at which it discusses whether information about the American torture programs should be made public – as if that’s a legitimate question.
Thank you for finally telling us about the criminally abusive spying programs of the federal government, Senator Feinstein. Now resign.
Afghanistan has banned American soldiers and their NATO allies from Maidan Wardak, a province adjoining the Afghan capital of Kabul. Aimal Faizi, a spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, explains that American soldiers have been accused of participation in the violence, while the U.S. military