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Why does America torture?

by Alan Gilbert On December 21, the New York Times called editorially for the prosecution of torturers, based on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 600 page Executive Summary on torture.  The Times says rightly that the US government will only be considered a defender … Continue reading

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Don’t Confirm Brennan. Torture AND Drone Assassinations Are Illegal.

Senator Rand Paul is not the only one with serious questions about the nomination of John Brennan for CIA Director! Many people are rightly concerned that the CIA Nominee failed to provide a clear answer to Paul’s question: “Do you … Continue reading

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America’s legacy in Iraq: Violence, death, and another monster to destroy

Despite President Barack Obama’s announcement of the Third End of War in Iraq, the people of Iraq continue to suffer under unrelenting violence all the while the toll from civilian deaths continues to climb. While America was celebrating Independence Day … Continue reading

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Out of Afghanistan: Now! We lost!

by Daniel Riehl No matter how you cut it, we lost the war a long time ago.  The world’s richest and most powerful country fighting one of the poorest countries in the world for 11 years and we lost the … Continue reading

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A long way from the Magna Carta to legalizing torture and “kill lists”!

Friday June 15, 2012, happened to be the 797th anniversary of the day certain feudal barons in England confronted King John and asked him to guarantee a “charter of liberties” which eventually became the Magna Carta. So it was an … Continue reading

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by Joe Scarry of Scarry Thoughts Blog. June is Torture Awareness Month. People everywhere are organizing events for June 26 — International Day in Support of Victims of Torture — as well as the days leading up to it. A list of … Continue reading

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How Torturers “Think”

By Alan Gilbert, posted at his blog Democratic Individuality. Explicitly adopting Carl Schmitt’s arguments as American “law,” Adrian Vermeule and Eric Posner, Harvard and Chicago law professors, assert thunderously in The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic, would not lead … Continue reading

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