torture

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…

3 years ago

CIA says mistakenly ‘shredded’ Senate torture report then did not

The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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

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

7 years ago

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…

7 years ago

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…

7 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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

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

8 years ago

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.…

8 years ago

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,…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

8 years ago

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…

9 years ago

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…

9 years ago

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…

9 years ago