Post Archive

April 23, 2009

First, Cliff May explains that the "180 waterboardings" is wrong. " That very large number refers to "pours," but the sessions were limited to 5...

Abe, the president's certainly got an earful on this today. As Politico reports, there are those still willing to speaking truth to power: President Barack Obama’s...

Groupmember, on Ira Stoll: It's funny that this issue is portrayed as one common to all traditional newspapers facing an uncertain digital future. I would venture...

Nancy Pelosi is denying specific knowledge of enhanced interrogations techniques used on terrorists. MSNBC reports: "We were not told that waterboarding or any of these other...

Closing Guantamo Bay is proving more or less, you know, impossible: The Obama administration's effort to return the largest group of Guantánamo detainees to Yemen, their...

Politico has a troubling story in which House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey "threw a bucket of cold water on the Obama administration's foreign policy...

Jennifer refers to the lead editorial in today's Wall Street Journal, about President Obama's openness to investigating -- and perhaps trying -- government officials...

In a statement released yesterday as well as in comments to the press, Arlen Specter joined other moderate and conservative Senators (McConnell, McCain, Graham, Lieberman)...

Over at First Things, the magazine's very highbrow editor, Joseph Bottum, is collaborating with Sally Thomas on Icons and Curiosities, a rather daffy and quite...

The New York Times Company held its annual meeting this morning, a ritual that appeared to function in large part in order to allow shareholders...

Speaking at a Holocaust Days of Remembrance ceremony in Washington today, Barack Obama recommended we embrace a "habit of empathy" in order to prevent future...

Rep. Peter Hoekstra of the House Intelligence Committee sends a warning shot over the bow of his colleagues who are anxious to convene a "truth...