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Torturing the Truth: Why the CIA Report Won’t Change Anything

Did you see this analysis of the Senate report on the CIA and torture? It’s from CNN: The CIA’s harsh interrogations of detainees during the Bush era didn’t work, were more brutal than previously revealed...

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Who Really Used Chemical Weapons in Syria?

The videos shocked the world. Hundreds of bodies lay on the floor of makeshift morgues in and around the town of Al Ghouta on the southeastern outskirts of Damascus. Early in the morning of August...

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Is One Muslim Man’s Drug-Crazed Rampage Terrorism?

Ottawa lockdown after Parliament shooting on Oct. 22. Courtesy The Independent In a bygone, saner era, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s murder of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo and subsequent shooting rampage inside the Parliament would have been treated...

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George W’s New Gig: Cold Cash for Hot Air

For Kings and Cabbages alike, the high-profile lecture circuit is a good place to rake in some extra post-public-service cash. And why shouldn’t former government leaders earn some private-sector-sized paychecks to round out their years...

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Tinseltown Blinks & the Queen of Torture: Dec. 19, 2014

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NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy ICYMI: Ebola, We Hardly Knew You: 3 Lessons from the Hysteria, by Bob Hennelly Now that ebola hysteria has stopped interrupting regular programming and the American patients are cured, the risk is gone, right? Not so fast … WHO Who called out Hollywood’s ‘cowardice’ in the face of the Sony hacking Read More

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Obama & the Pope Tango Into Cuba: Dec. 17, 2014

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NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy ICYMI: Government’s Final Onslaught Delays Barrett Brown’s Sentencing, by Douglas Lucas When is a plea deal not really a deal? When you’re jailed journalist Barrett Brown, and prosecutors show up at what’s supposed to be a one-day sentencing with hundreds of pages of evidence against you, looking for the longest prison Read More

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Jeb Beats Around the Bush: Dec. 16, 2014

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NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Government’s Final Onslaught Delays Barrett Brown’s Sentencing, by Douglas Lucas When is a plea deal not really a deal? When you’re jailed journalist Barrett Brown, and prosecutors show up at what’s supposed to be a one-day sentencing with hundreds of pages of evidence against you, looking for the longest prison term Read More

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Manufacturing War & Teaching Torture: Dec. 15, 2014

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NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Manufacturing War: A Primer by Martin Hellman How do you start a war? Hermann Göring had a theory that’s proven successful. Unfortunately, it’s been as appealing to democratic leaders as it was to fascist dictators. WHO Who supports the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” after 9/11? Just over half of Americans Read More