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Talking Over Torture

Conor Friedersdorf responds to Jonah Goldberg’s continuing attempts to frame the debate over water-boarding as a debate over semantics: Talking Over Torture | The American Scene Goldberg is absolutely wrong to argue that there are no good responses to the … Continue reading

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Torture

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We have met the enemy… and he is us

To read the four newly released memos on prisoner interrogation written by George W. Bush’s Justice Department is to take a journey into depravity. Their language is the precise bureaucratese favored by dungeon masters throughout history. They detail how to … Continue reading

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Obama: McCain Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on Iraq

A brief review of perhaps the most stinging barb thrown at last night’s debate, courtesy the Huffington Post:

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Reuters: Satellite images show ethnic cleanout in Iraq

Satellite images taken at night show heavily Sunni Arab neighborhoods of Baghdad began emptying before a U.S. troop surge in 2007, graphic evidence of ethnic cleansing that preceded a drop in violence, according to a report published on Friday. Reuters … Continue reading

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New Obama Ad: “Plan for Change”

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Stuart Shephard’s Prayers Answered with 115 mph of Irony

Earlier this month, Stuart Shephard, director of digital media at Focus on the Family made a video in which he advocated praying for a torrential downpour to interrupt Barack Obama’s open-air acceptance speech at Denver’s INVESCO Field during the Democratic … Continue reading

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