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Ben Carson, Torture, and Immaturity

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

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Jeb Bush Is Morally Absent On Torture

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

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Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted AGAINST Torture Reform?

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

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Don’t Freak Out, It’s Just Torture, Says Obama

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

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