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  • CIA strikes back after the Senate torture report

    WASHINGTON -- There has been much gnashing of teeth over the Senate Intelligence Committee's report documenting use of "enhanced intelligence techniques," widely labeled as torture, that were approved in the George W. Bush presidency and then outlawed...
  • After a long battle, Drake's Bay Oyster Co. packs it in

    After a long battle, Drake's Bay Oyster Co. packs it in
    It's the end of the line for Drake's Bay Oyster Co. On Dec. 31, after a long battle with the National Park Service, the California Coastal Commission, the Department of the Interior and wilderness advocates, owner Kevin Lunny and his family will...
  • CIA torturers served their country poorly

    CIA torturers served their country poorly
    To the editor: As a former prisoner of war, I found that an important psychological defense against bad treatment at the hands of a captor (North Korea, in my case) was to hold the captor in contempt as morally and culturally inferior to Americans and...
  • Torture Report Neglects Congress' Failures

    Torture Report Neglects Congress' Failures
    The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture was immensely valuable. But it should have addressed Congress' own failure to oversee these activities more effectively. By giving lawmakers a pass, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.,...
  • Torture is wrong: Readers agree, even if most Americans might not

    Torture is wrong: Readers agree, even if most Americans might not
    File this one under "Depressing Polls": A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that on the question of whether torture (or, in CIA speak, enhanced interrogation) is morally acceptable or effective, most Americans fall somewhere between "not...
  • When the big news isn't news

    Last week the papers were overflowing with stories about a Senate committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture to extract information from terrorists -- known or just suspected terrorists. Those stories were shortly followed...
  • Public's right to know no alternative to essential interrogation methods

    Public's right to know no alternative to essential interrogation methods
    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue — and surely terrorism qualifies as serious —...
  • John Yoo's tortured logic on torture

    To the editor: I am appalled that The Times provided a forum to John Yoo, who drafted the Bush administration memos that enabled torture. He is unrepentant in his defense of the torture memo that allowed the pain, degradation and humiliation of human...
  • Bill Clinton, Grover Norquist: Sunday guests

    Bill Clinton, Grover Norquist: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: The guest lineup for Sunday morning: Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter With Kansas?," will be guests on NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS...
  • Bin Laden's son-in-law is sentenced in N.Y. to life in prison

    Bin Laden's son-in-law is sentenced in N.Y. to life in prison
    Sulaiman abu Ghaith, a top Al Qaeda leader and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, was sentenced in New York on Tuesday to life in prison with no possibility of parole, becoming the highest-ranking advisor to the terrorist group to be convicted and now...
  • CIA-Senate intelligence dispute won't lead to criminal investigation

    CIA-Senate intelligence dispute won't lead to criminal investigation
    The Justice Department announced Thursday it would not launch a criminal investigation into an embarrassing dispute between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over alleged mishandling of classified files relating to harsh CIA interrogations...