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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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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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Could There Be Justice to the Universe Yet?

Alberto R. Gonzales, like many others recently unemployed, has discovered how difficult it can be to find a new job. Mr. Gonzales, the former attorney general, who was forced to resign last year, has been unable to interest law firms … Continue reading

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Memo: Bush’s power trumps laws on torture

The Pentagon Tuesday made public a now-defunct legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects, saying President Bush’s wartime authority trumps any international ban on torture. Memo: Bush’s power trumps laws on torture – CNN.com

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The Hits, They Keep A-Coming

The news has been making a small deal about this (hilariously awkward) exchange between a New York Times reporter and John McCain. Some background: Earlier at a town hall event, someone (jokingly?) reminded McCain about a conversation with John Kerry … Continue reading

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