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  • What real good can come from releasing CIA report?

    What real good can come from releasing CIA report?
    What good purpose is served by releasing a report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques while we are still at war with an enemy whose techniques include beheading Americans? Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and her...
  • Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus

    Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus
    In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman. "It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed,...
  • Jerry Large: What do communities expect of their police?

    I was struck by a picture of a police chief taking part in a protest last week holding a sign that reads: "Black Lives Matter." All lives matter, and I'm sure most of us want to live in safe and secure communities, but we sometimes try to make that happen...
  • High court to weigh Arizona denial of some immigrants' driver's licenses

    The Supreme Court is set to decide Tuesday whether Arizona must issue driver's licenses to young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally and then shielded from deportation by President Obama. The justices have before them an emergency...
  • New federal guidelines to limit racial profiling fall short

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. released new guidelines last week aimed at limiting profiling by federal law-enforcement officers. Though he should be commended for tackling the issue, the new guidelines leave much to be desired. Their goal is to...
  • Once an 'uncaged killer,' mob hit man dies after shaking up Sunrise nursing home

    Once an 'uncaged killer,' mob hit man dies after shaking up Sunrise nursing home
    As a hit man for the mob, Harold "Kayo" Konigsberg was once considered "the most dangerous uncaged killer on the East Coast," according to Life magazine, suspected in at least 20 murders. As an elderly resident of an assisted-living facility in Sunrise,...
  • Sandy Hook Two Years Later: Where Is The Aid Going?

    Sandy Hook Two Years Later: Where Is The Aid Going?
    At a recent meeting of the state's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, the mother of one of the 20 children killed two years ago said trying to get help has been at best confusing, and at worst impossible, for many families. "It is absolutely...
  • Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'

    Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'
    Senior Bush administration officials Sunday slammed the Senate study on the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics and defended the techniques as necessary to get information from senior Al Qaeda operatives who had stopped talking to...
  • New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail

    New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail
    The Justice Department is considering offering New York Times reporter James Risen a deal that could enable him to avoid jail time over refusing to testify in a national security investigation and save face for prosecutors under increasing pressure for...
  • Outrageous that the Obama administration hasn't prosecuted torturers

    Outrageous that the Obama administration hasn't prosecuted torturers
    The much-awaited report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA's use of torture has been released ("Holding the CIA to account," Dec. 9). It reveals behaviors and policies even worse than what has previously been known. The torture performed by...
  • Poll: Ferguson police officer shouldn't be charged

    WASHINGTON Despite massive protests, Americans say by 2-1 that the federal government shouldn't charge the white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. Voters say by 61 percent to...