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“Our New Politics of Torture”: An Interview with Journalist Mark Danner

By Elaine Magliaro On Friday, Charlie Pierce posted an interesting article titled The CIA’s Willingness to Lie about Our Torture Regime: The Architecture of Unbelief on his Politics Blog at Esquire.  Pierce wrote about an interview with journalist Mark Danner that appeared in The New York Review of … Continue reading

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A Mark Fiore Video: “Cheney’s Torture Anthem”

By Elaine Magliaro Political cartoonist Mark Fiore says we should remember that the Senate’s CIA torture report “was sanitized by the CIA and approved by Republicans in the Senate before it was released…”  He added that we should also think what’s … Continue reading

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Open Thread on the Subject of Torture: Does An Eye for an Eye Make the Whole World Blind?

By Elaine Magliaro I’ve come across some articles on the subject of torture that I thought readers of this blog would find interesting and/or informative. CIA on the Couch: Why there would have been no torture without the psychologists. (Slate) This … Continue reading

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“Do No Harm”: Dr. Steven Miles on the Subject of Doctors and Torture

By Elaine Magliaro Julie Beck has an interesting interview with Dr. Steven Miles on the subject of doctors being involved with the torture of people over at The Atlantic. Dr. Miles is a professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a board … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Joins the Torture Debate…Once Again Claiming That Nothing in the Constitution Prohibits It

By Elaine Magliaro Mark Sherman of the Associated Press reported today that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was “joining the debate over the Senate’s torture report by saying it’s hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract … Continue reading

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“TORTURES”–A Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

  By Elaine Magliaro I selected a poem that I think is most appropriate to post this Poetry Friday after the release of the Senate’s CIA torture report earlier in the week. “Tortures” was written by my favorite poet–Wislawa Szymborska. Szymborska was awarded the … Continue reading

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Senator Mark Udall: The CIA Is Still Lying

By Elaine Magliaro On Wednesday, Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said that the CIA was still lying about “its post-9/11 torture program.” During a speech on the floor of the Senate, Udall “delivered a blistering critique of the agency’s torture during the … Continue reading

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Rep. Peter King of New York Declares That CIA Detainees Were Not Tortured

By Elaine Magliaro Rep. Peter King (R-NY)–who made the news last week after claiming that Eric Garner was responsible for his own death because he was obese and had asthma and a heart condition–is back making headlines again. Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed … Continue reading

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Two Psychologists Who Worked As Interrogation Advisers for the CIA Were Paid $81 Million for Their Services

By Elaine Magliaro Paul Blumenthal and Christina Wilkie published an article Tuesday night at Huffington  Post about two psychologists who worked as interrogation advisers for the CIA. The two men helped the government agency “implement its brutal interrogation program targeting detainees in … Continue reading

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Igor Volsky of ThinkProgress Provides Information about Some of the “Disgraceful Facts” That Were Buried in the Senate’s Torture Report

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Igor Volsky  has an informative post about the CIA torture report over at ThinkProgress titled 17 Disgraceful Facts Buried In The Senate’s 600 Page Torture Report. Here are a few of the “disgraceful facts”: 2. CIA personnel … Continue reading

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