We hope it's been long enough since listicle season (only a few days, but hell, your attention spans have all been shot to pieces by the internet, right?) that you won't mind if we present part 2 of the roundup we began last week. Herewith items 5 through 1 in our list of the dumbest ideas that wer ... More >>
A few weeks back, rightbloggers got a lot of traction out of the revelation that under Obamacare, insurance companies could kick some beneficiaries off their existing health care plans, and even more traction after they dug up a number of citizens who claimed that as a result they'd be paying more f ... More >>
Last week was the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. For friends and family members of the thousands of Americans and allies killed or wounded in that struggle, or of the tens of thousands of Iraqis killed, wounded or displaced, it probably wasn't a happy one. We don't know whether these ... More >>
NBC recently brought to light the Obama Administration's policy of conducting drone attacks on civilians "even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S." so long as "an informed, high-level" official thinks they're warranted. This is apparently ap ... More >>
Last week's Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA, aka Obamacare, aka TreasonHitlerStalin) caught nearly everyone by surprise. Among rightbloggers, most of whom had filled balloons and strung festive banners for a big post-overturn victory party, the scenes of shock and ho ... More >>
Last week President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to pass the DREAM Act, sort of enacted DREAM Lite himself, temporarily allowing young illegal immigrants who'd come here as kids off the deportation hook. Mainstream conservative reaction ranged from discomfiture -- because Republicans had be ... More >>
You may remember Ronald Reagan, whose centenary was celebrated last weekend, as former Secretary of State James Baker does -- as the man who "taught us how to love"; or, as Arizona GOP Congressman Ben Quayle does, as "the nice man who gave us jelly beans when we visited the White House" and "shrank ... More >>
Despite a conflicting opinion from their own Office of Professional Responsibility, the Justice Department announced on Friday that Jay Bybee, the head of the Office of Legal Counsel under George W. Bush, and John Yoo, one of his deputies, did not commit professional misconduct when they gave ... More >>
Top Pentagon lawyer Alberto Mora risked his career arguing against Guantánamo abuses. Now hes an Obama man.
Much has been hidden from the new president by the Bush team
After ending American torture, will we prosecute those who ordered other war crimes?
Interrogators were told: 'If a detainee dies, you're doing it wrong.'
The perfect tome for the man who would turn words into action
Still waiting for our representativesand presidential candidatesto address criminal U.S. kidnappings
'We do not torture': Groans from the CIA's black sites beg to differ
The Berkeley professor who gave a president a license to (all but) kill
Prisoners and interrogators are both brutalized in a war that changes who we are.
The Bush team chants, 'We do not torture,' but nobody around the world believes them
A PBS documentary names U.S. torture commanders
Congress dozes while detainees are sent to other countries to be tortured
A Small Cartel of Conservative Lawyers Rewrites the American Rule
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