Opinion: Trump Aims To Weaken The Courts By Pardoning War Criminals

Anyone who thinks Donald Trump hasn’t changed America is not paying attention. Trump is consolidating power before our eyes.  Only the House of Representatives and the courts, for the most part, bear a resemblance to institutions that continue to fight for the American democracy we knew. read more

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

With his Presidency in Disarray, Trump Scheduled to Attend Summit With An Indicted War Criminal

Even before Trump leaves on his first trip abroad as President, that trip is tainted because Trump will attend a Summit with an indicted war criminal.

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.”

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.

Critics of American Sniper Chris Kyle Threatened with Violence and Rape Fantasies

‘It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don’t regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job’Chris Kyle read more

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.

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.

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.

During Confirmation Hearing Brennan Confirms Torture Did not Lead Us to Bin Laden

During questioning by Senator Diane Feinstein at his confirmation hearing, John Brennan confirmed once again that torture did not lead us to bin Laden.

Will Romney Zing Obama with Torture?

There is one policy area in which Mitt Romney has remained consistent: namely his support of the Bush era torture policy.

Romney’s Foreign Policy: A Cruel Joke on Humanity

Romney's desire to take us back to the Bush Administration's foreign policy is a reminder that politics plays cruel jokes on humanity.