That fantastical scenario never materialized, but the stigma around prisoner abuse was weakened. That doesn't bother Max Boot.
Centrist, establishment types detail brutal, illegal interrogation tactics in a new reckoning.
A man held prisoner for more than a decade describes the abuse he's suffered at the hands of the present administration.
Every one of them amounts to someone saying, "This is how I think American journalism works."
The dead babies. The exploited women. The racism. The numerous governmental failures. It is thoroughly newsworthy.
What's most racially "cringe-worthy," Rand Paul's speech at Howard, Stop and Frisk, or indefinite detention?
The belief that marriage is permanent helps sustain unions worth saving. But some people are better off divorced.
The agency's detention and extraordinary rendition program was an abomination. Its targeted killings are even worse.
The right would benefit from drawing a sharper distinction between fights over how to make markets freer on one hand and how to protect the losers on the other.
The notion that children belong to the whole community, propounded by Melissa Harris-Perry, would be terrible for most of them.
Official speeches are crafted to give the impression that we're mostly targeting al-Qaeda members. We're not.
Society gains nothing from making so many people feel that mere images of their own bodies are cause for shame.
Killing targets simply because foreign governments want them dead carries a high potential for blowback.
"I see friends' spouses die," a husband writes, "and it scares me. Losing my wife is my biggest fear."
Drones aren't going away. The controversial question today is whether they should ever be allowed to kill on their own.
A writer at the Claremont Review of Books misunderstands why a majority of Americans now favor marriage equality and makes several errors along the way.
The former Freddie Mac historian warns of a drive to limit Christianity months after trying to limit American Islam.
A wisdom-filled "letter-to-the-editor"
That simple rule is the least bad way there is to protect residents from being wrongfully shot.
The housing bust proved that the federal government isn't particularly good at anticipating how many people will default.