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  • RedBlueAmerica: Is America still exceptional?

    It is expected of every major politician that he or she affirm "American exceptionalism" the idea that this country not only occupies an extraordinary place in the world and in history, but that the country and its people are exceptionally good. This...
  • Sen. Feinstein's work on torture report may prevent further abuses

    To the editor: At their best, congressional leaders elevate public debate on issues at the core of a democratic society. The presentation this week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) of the Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's interrogation...
  • 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,...
  • CIA chief Brennan concedes no proof brutal methods led to key intelligence

    LANGLEY, Va. During an extraordinary televised news conference Thursday, CIA Director John Brennan conceded that detainees underwent "abhorrent" interrogation methods and retreated from previous assertions that the techniques played a direct role in...
  • 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...
  • CIA torture report seen abroad as proof of U.S. human rights duplicity

    Revelations about Central Intelligence Agency mistreatment of captive terrorism suspects spurred worldwide revulsion Tuesday and provided ammunition to foreign critics who accuse the United States of a double standard on human rights at home and abroad....
  • Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report

    Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report
    UPDATED Dec. 10 4:23 pm with comments from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In...
  • Sen. Kirk: Senate staffers who released CIA torture report 'little zombies'

     Sen. Kirk: Senate staffers who released CIA torture report 'little zombies'
    Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday condemned the Democratic staffers on the Senate Intelligence Committee as "little zombies" reaching up from their "political graves" and said the panel's report on the CIA's harsh interrogations of terror suspects threatened U....
  • Don't expect Islamic State to wring its hands over torture

    Don't expect Islamic State to wring its hands over torture
    The Islamic State doesn't appear ready to follow our lead, so don't expect it to release its report on the morality of severing American heads any time soon. Though its members call themselves a state, they're actually a mob of terrorists in Iraq and...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored

    Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored
    Now that the U.S. Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture practices is out, the question remains whether its revelations do anything to fill the global vacuum of moral authority, which the U.S. created by reacting so violently to the 9/...
  • 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....