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September 27, 2007
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In last night's presidential debate, Tim Russert asked several of the candidates whether they would authorize torture in exceptional circumstances. The so-called "ticking time bomb" scenario used by...
September 26, 2007
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"It's great to hear the candidates discusing how to put an end to policies that leave the door open to torture. It is also heartening to see that candidates are focused on the real challenges of...
September 25, 2007
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NEW YORK – With hundreds of thousands taking to the streets in peaceful protests against the military regime in Burma, the junta’s record for oppression of dissidents makes the potential for a...
September 24, 2007
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We still don't know when the Senate confirmation hearings for President Bush's nominee for Attorney General will be, but a report in Newsweek reminds us of why it will be important for the Judiciary...
September 20, 2007
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The Economist takes a look at some of the arguments surrounding torture in a piece that generally does a good job of summarizing recent developments while providing some useful polling information...
September 20, 2007
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Proving once again that Comedy Central outdoes the "real" news with its coverage of today's issues, last night's line-up featured a Stephen Colbert interview with Naomi Wolf. At 3:14 ,Wolf and...
September 19, 2007
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A bipartisan majority of the Senate voted this morning to restore the rights of legal resident and non-citizen detainees to an independent judicial review of their detention, a right that was denied...
September 17, 2007
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The confirmation of a new Attorney General provides an opportunity to change course at the Department of Justice. President Bush has nominated Judge Michael B. Mukasey to fill this critically...
September 17, 2007
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ABC News gets word that the CIA has banned water-boarding. Note that the CIA source doesn't claim that water-boarding is illegal, just that it isn't being practiced anymore. And why are we hearing...
September 14, 2007
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NBC takes a look inside the CIA's "enhanced" interrogation program in a report that raises as many questions as it answers about what the CIA is doing. One thing the piece makes perfectly clear is...

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