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December 10, 2014
Former CIA officials say torture report is one-sided, flawed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of former top-ranking CIA officials disputed a U.S. Senate committee's finding that the agency's interrogation...
news / nation
December 10, 2014 - 10:33am
December 9, 2014
CIA deceived White House, public over interrogations procedures: Senate report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA routinely misled the White House and Congress over its harsh interrogation program for terrorism suspects and its methods, which included waterboarding, were more brutal than the agency acknowledged, a Senate report said on Tuesday.
news / nation
December 9, 2014 - 1:19pm
June 28, 2013
Cottage Grove man charged with torturing dog
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - A Cottage Grove man faces felony animal torture and cruelty charges after saying he killed his dog over a dispute about where the animal should be kept, authorities said. George R. Nichols, 37, was charged in Washington County District Court in the death...
news / state
June 28, 2013 - 9:00am
May 14, 2011
Tribune editorial: McCain is right on rejection of torture
Sen. John McCain stood up tall and strong on the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday said America should "not" use torture. The Arizona Republican remained true to his maverick reputation and opposed the general Republican spin that torture techniques helped America find and kill Osama...
opinion / editorials
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2009
Letter: Take action against torture
As evidence continues to surface about torture and other human rights abuses that occurred under the previous administration, it becomes increasingly clear that we must take action to deter such abuses of power in the future.
opinion / letters
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
April 25, 2009
Cartoon by Mike Thompson
opinion / cartoons
April 25, 2009 - 12:00am
April 23, 2009
Commentary: The tortured logic of going after torture policy-makers
SAN DIEGO -- President Obama insists that his administration doesn't torture. But just what does Obama think he's doing to some of his supporters by releasing interrogation memos that cast the Bush administration in a bad light, then refusing to follow through by prosecuting the...
opinion / commentary
April 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
Commentary: Our past can be a bit scary for all
"The past is a different country. They do things differently there." So goes a very wise aphorism that needs to be applied to the current debate over whether those who authorized and used torture should be prosecuted. In the very different country called Sept. 11, 2001, the answer...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am