Wiretap: No kidding, the CIA lied when it said torture worked

 
The Washington Post has learned that the Senate Intelligence Committee reveals that the CIA did, in fact, lie about the effectiveness and use of torture. According to the Post, the report “concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods, overstating the significance of plots and prisoners, and taking credit for critical pieces of intelligence that detainees had in fact surrendered before they were subjected to harsh techniques.” So will anyone go to jail, or even lose a job?

Obamacare survives, writes Ron Fournie. Now, can it be fixed? Via the National Journal.

Paul Krugman writes that there is no conservative alternative for Obamacare, because Obamacare is the conservative alternative. Via New York Times.

Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute — Colorado’s very own “free market think tank” — announced in a release today, April Fools, that the oil billionaire Koch brothers have taken a 51 percent ownership stake in the organization. At the risk of ruining the joke, the humor lies in acknowledging a truth with a lie: the Kochs likely have long paid for much more than a 51 percent stake in that business! Thanks, Jon. Always entertaining.

Republicans have better than 80 percent chance of winning the Senate. Via the Washington Post.

Spite is good? That’s what scientists are saying now, the urge to get back at someone even though you have nothing to gain by it. Via the New York Times.

It was opening day, and baseball’s fancy new instant replay system shows itself to be useless. Via the Atlantic.

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