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 feud with the CIA, which has admitted to hacking the committee’s computers, continues. But that’s only part of the story. The real story is that the Obama administration is once again hiding details about the CIA’s Bush-era torture. And Feinstein says, “The bottom line is that the United States must never again make the mistakes documented in this report. … That is why I believe taking our time and getting it right is so important, and I will not rush this process.” Mark Udall, meanwhile, accuses the CIA of trying to “face its past with a redaction pen, and the White House must not allow it to do so.” Via the Guardian.

Uruguay, the first country to legalize pot, may be de-legalizing it soon — before pot has actually gone on the market. Via Vox.

She used to just make baskets. Now she also makes history. Former Colorado State star Becky Hammon — soon to retire after 16 seasons in the WNBA — is hired by the San Antonio Spurs to be an assistant coach. Who would have guessed that this glass ceiling was about to shatter? Via the Coloradoan.

However clever you think your passwords are, they probably didn’t fool the Russian gang. The New York Times reports that this gang has collected 1.2 billion – as in billion — user names and password combinations.

In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, everyone is apparently unhappy about everything. Obama’s approval rating dips to 40 percent, while Congress checks in at 14. And that’s just for starters. Via NBC News.

If you want to know why Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman ran from the latest House anti-Dreamer plan, just watch (Tom Tancredo’s buddy) Rep. Steve King explain. Via the Washington Post.

This is what they teach in law school: University of Chicago law professor Eric A. Posner writes in the New Republic that, as president, Barack Obama can choose to enforce, or not enforce, a law. It’s all about the separation of powers.

Why some school are selling their iPads: It seems that the laptops are making an educational comeback. Via the Atlantic.

[“Redacted” image by opensource.com via Flickr/Creative Commons.]

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