Opinion: Normalizing War Crimes Endangers Our Troops

Roy Arpaio openly bragged about his concentration camps for immigrants. When Donald Trump pardoned him, it made a mockery not only of the pardon power, but also legal norms within and beyond the United States. read more

Trump’s Politics of Repression Promise to Exacerbate Domestic and Global Problems

Trump's presidency, with its emphasis on law and order, is trying to sell us the idea that a repressive society is a free society.

Draft Executive Order Calls for a Return to the Barbaric Days of Torture and Dark Sites

If Trump signs the order, the results will be the polar opposite of his jingoistic claim to “make America safe again.”

Bernie Sanders Calls On The American People To Fight Trump And Defend American Values

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is calling on the American people to defend American values by fighting back against President Trump's plan to bring back torture.

Trump’s Waterboarding Fantasy Hits a Road Bump During Confirmation Hearings

If testimony by some of his nominees this week is an indicator, Trump’s pledge to torture people may, thankfully, be in trouble.

Donald Trump Whines Because ISIS Cuts off Heads, We Should be Able to Waterboard

"We can’t do waterboarding, it’s far too tough! We’re fighting on a different level! we have to be tough...and in some cases pretty vicious"

Ben Carson Goes Off The Deep End By Claiming Not Torturing People Is Political Correctness

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Ben Carson made the stunning claim that upholding international law by not torturing people is caving to political correctness.

Republicans Join With Democrats In A Rare Bipartisan Senate Effort To Ban Torture

The vote in the Republican-controlled Senate on Monday was an overwhelming bipartisan statement that the President's 2009 executive order banning torture must be ensconced in permanent law to prevent a Republican administration's repeat performance in the future.

Betty Bowers Looks at the Religious Right’s Best of 2014

Betty Bowers nails Dick Cheney by pointing out that for him, rectal feeding "is just eating through his mouth." That explains a lot!

Dick Cheney and Evangelical Christians Epitomize Dark Age Barbarism  

Instead of shame and humiliation that this government condoned and defended myriad human rights violations, one of the architects of torture, Dick Cheney and several Bush officials hit the airwaves defending torture with overwhelming support from the religious right.

New York Times Editorial Calls for Investigation and Prosecution of Torturers in Bush Administration

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The Times says this is "about ensuring that this never happens again and regaining the moral credibility to rebuke torture by other governments"

Republicans Condemn North Korean Human Rights Violations While Ignoring Their Own

The hypocrisy of this nation co-sponsoring a resolution condemning anyone country for human rights abuses (torture) is beyond the pale. Particularly in light of the recent Senate Intelligence Report verifying what the world has known for several years; America is guilty of committing gross human rights abuses on its own citizens and "suspected terrorists" held in captivity.

Scalia Is Wrong: The Constitution Prohibits Torture and GOP Civil Rights Violations

Conservatives have proffered every possible scenario to justify torture, including Supreme Court Justice Scalia invoking a fictional television counter-terrorism agent, Jack Bauer, torturing alleged terror suspects to stop a fictional attack on America.

Senate CIA Torture Report Still Protects Bush War Criminals

As one would expect from criminals, many Republicans, George W. Bush, and former Bush administration officials in charge of the torture program condemned the Senate's report as a biased attempt to rewrite history.

Former Tea Party Congressman Says Americans Should Be Proud We Engage In Torture

Former Republican Congressman and current conservative radio host Joe Walsh appeared on CNN Wednesday morning to discuss his tweets and comments in the aftermath of the release of the Senate's report on the CIA's use of torture.

Senate Fights To Release Report Detailing Bush-Cheney’s CIA Torture Program

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee responsible for the report, Senator Dianne Feinstein, is incensed over the CIA's fight to release the report which included revelations the CIA spied on and infiltrated the Senate committee investigating the Bush-Cheney torture program.

George W. Bush Returns As The Statute of Limitations on His War Crimes Expires in 2 Months

George W. Bush, has made his presence known with two appearances over the past week, and it is likely because the statute of limitations to convict the war criminal are set to expire in two months.

John Yoo Uses the Pretense of Diversity to Defend the Torture Program

Under the pretense of defending diversity, Bush torture policy guru John Yoo came out in favor of a diversity of war criminals.

Obama’s Use of Drones is Not Analogous to Bush’s Torture Program

The comparison to Bush's torture program is categorically false - not only from a legal standpoint on the use of drones vs. the use of torture, but also with respect to transparency and oversight.