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Tag Archives: Torture

Wiretap: It looks like the Senate health care bill could be as “mean” as the House bill

The Senate health care bill will finally go public today, but The Washington Post got an early look at what will certainly be a divisive […]...

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June 22, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: A border wall, golfing and voter fraud, black sites, and Trump is just getting started

So, we should have taken Donald Trump both seriously and literally during the presidential campaign. He just signed executive orders to block Syrian refugees from coming to […]...

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January 26, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Do No Harm: The American Psychological Association wavers on its detainee policy

The American Psychological Association is wavering on a year-old policy designed to prevent psychologists from working with military or national security detainees. Meeting in Denver […]...

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August 4, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Meet the CIA whistleblower who exposed Bush’s torture program

It’s no longer a secret: The CIA tortured suspects in the War on Terror. We know this, in part, because John Kiriakou, who worked in CIA […]...

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February 12, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: On Trump’s Muslim ban and why ‘proto-fascism’ is winning

Littwin writes: “Donald Trump has brilliantly exploited white working class unease, with Obama, with immigration, with ISIS, and now with homegrown radical terrorism and the […]...

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December 8, 2015 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

New report: American Psychological Association bolstered Bush-era torture

The American Psychological Association secretly worked behind the scenes with the Bush Administration to craft moral and legal justifications for torture, states a renegade group […]...

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April 30, 2015 Just In, The Mix

Wiretap: Really, though, what president could break up our national partisan brawl?

The reason presidents fail these days is that we want something that they can’t deliver. That’s because we can’t deliver it either. Living in a […]...

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December 16, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: In the wake of the torture report

Who’s to blame for the fact that the CIA set up secret sites and used rectal feeding as a way of getting information from the […]...

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December 11, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: Rejecting torture by pardoning Bush officials

When George W. Bush was about to leave office, a number of conservative groups asked Bush to pull a Jerry Ford and preemptively pardon anyone […]...

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December 9, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: Facing torture past with a redaction pen

  The White House released a redacted torture report to the Senate Intelligence Committee, and an unhappy Dianne Feinstein sent it right back. The committee’s […]...

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August 6, 2014 The Mix, Uncategorized

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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The Home Front: As ‘Colorado Resistance’ forms, ‘everything’s on the table in 2018’

“The Colorado Resistance group debuted Sunday in Boulder, with a goal of organizing people statewide to work toward a ‘progressive takeover’ in 2018’s state mid-term […]

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