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  • Who will be held responsible for torture?

    We've never seen anything like it. Reporters almost ran out of adjectives for the kinds of torture carried out by the CIA, as described in the Senate Intelligence Committee report released this week. Their actions were called disgusting, degrading,...
  • In Newtown, mental health needs persist 2 years after school shooting

    Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need...
  • Pa. senators back Comcast merger

    Pa. senators back Comcast merger
    WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators urged regulators on Thursday to approve "as soon as possible" Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable, saying there were many potential benefits from the proposed tie-up that is opposed by some...
  • CIA apologists' predictable pushback on the Senate torture report

    Reading the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program is a deeply disturbing exercise for those who believe that our country strayed far from its principles in a hysterical...
  • Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali?

    Hailed as a major success in the U.S. "war on terror," the capture of Indonesian cleric Hambali if often touted by the U.S. intelligence community as evidence that harsh interrogation produces results. But the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation...
  • Did CIA torture yield key information? Report says no; defenders disagree

    Did torture make America safer? The conclusion of a Senate committee that investigated CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects is that it did not — that intelligence gained under duress stopped no imminent plots. But that is hotly disputed by...
  • Without torture prosecutions, we can't claim to be a nation of laws

    There’s a lot to be appalled about in the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s CIA torture report -- and yes, what the CIA did was torture. Beyond the atrocious physical abuse of detainees, the report details the agency’s incompetence --...
  • Foreign surveillance act employed in aircraft carrier case

    Foreign surveillance act employed in aircraft carrier case
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which established a secretive court to help investigate suspected terrorists, has figured in the case of a Yorktown man charged with attempting to steal aircraft carrier plans. In a court filing Wednesday, U.S....
  • CIA struggled to keep rationalizing brutal interrogations, report shows

    When CIA interrogators waterboarded their first prisoner, Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah, on Aug. 4, 2002, they justified the simulated drowning as a vital tool to extract secrets about future attacks against the United States. But after 20 days of...
  • CIA's torture experts got millions, face new scrutiny

    WASHINGTON The well-paid psychologists had a plan and a contract to make terrorists talk. And when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resisted, a CIA officer confided in 2003 that one of the psychologists promised he was "going to go to school on this guy,"...
  • CIA, Senate Democrats feud over torture report for a second day

    WASHINGTON The battle between the CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats raged at full force Wednesday, one day after the release of a damning report on the spy agency's post-9/11 interrogation program. Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif....