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  • 'Class war' themes resurface in party rhetoric

    'Class war' themes resurface in party rhetoric
    There's something eminently straightforward about President Obama's State of the Union proposal to raise taxes on the richest Americans and boost income for the middle class. Robin Hood had the same idea, and the Republican Party has endlessly declared it...
  • CIA director challenges Senate report, says its 'unknowable' if torture effective

    CIA director challenges Senate report, says its 'unknowable' if torture effective
    CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the Sept. 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency...
  • Closely divided Senate is rare; how will the chamber function?

    Closely divided Senate is rare; how will the chamber function?
    In 1953, with Republicans holding a one-seat majority as the new Senate convened, independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse saw himself in a unique position of power. To reinforce the point, he made a conspicuous entrance to the chamber on the session’s...
  • After torture report, Feinstein lights the way out of 'dark side'

    After torture report, Feinstein lights the way out of 'dark side'
    Dianne Feinstein's career in the U.S. Senate is far from over — her current term runs through 2018 — but it is clear that one of the California Democrat's most important legacies will be her role in exposing the stomach-turning abuses...
  • Was revenge a hidden rationale for torture?

     Was revenge a hidden rationale for torture?
    The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" has reignited national debate on "enhanced" interrogation techniques. At the heart of this debate is the question: Do these methods work to prevent terrorist attacks? Much of the American public seems...
  • U.S. torture was illegal, but nobody is likely to be punished

    WASHINGTON -- In a rare case of editorial initiative, the New York Times editorial board has flatly called for an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent George W. Bush administration figures involved in authorship of the...
  • Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges

    Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges
    One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations. "It's a...
  • Our nation's shame, in stomach-turning detail

    Our nation's shame, in stomach-turning detail
    Americans have long known that, in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the CIA subjected suspected terrorists to inhuman and degrading treatment that amounted to nothing less than torture. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday documented that...
  • Why release a report on the CIA in wartime?

    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...
  • Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew

    Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew
    Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
  • 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,...