Showing posts with label torture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label torture. Show all posts

Friday, June 13, 2014

Why Trust A Government That Kills, Maims, Tortures, Lies, Spies, Cheats, And Treats Its Citizens Like Criminals?

by John W. Whitehead.      For that matter, why should anyone trust a government utterly lacking in transparency, whose actions give rise to more troubling questions than satisfactory answers, and whose domestic policies are dictated more by paranoia than need? Unfortunately, “we the people” have become so trusting, so gullible, so easily       ... MORE

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mike Riggs: Three Drug War Programs Your Taxes Pay For

Torture, murder and terror. When's the last time you heard someone argue that we need to raise taxes to fund torture? Or to pay for violent paramilitary raids on peaceful U.S. citizens? Or to incentivize extrajudicial killings carried out by our own government, yes, but also by a neighboring country? Probably never. As every good citizen knows, taxes are   ... MORE

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Matt Welch: When The Madness Began To Lift

The fruits of Rand Paul's historic filibuster.   The 2004 Republican National Convention, held in New York City as close as possible to the three-year anniversary of the day the World Trade Center was pulverized by terrorists, was a three-day festival of chest-thumping snarls directed at anyone who’d dare mention the concepts of civil liberties or   ... MORE

Monday, March 11, 2013

NY Times Op-Ed: An Ugly Truth In The War On Drugs

Time to advance, not degrade, human rights.        This week, representatives from many nations will gather at the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna to determine the appropriate course of the international response to illicit drugs. Delegates will debate multiple resolutions while ignoring a truth that goes to ... MORE