Rationality from Right on Manning? Not Much.

Ed Morrissey thinks that “The White House acted appropriately in kicking Crowley out at State …” in response to Crowley’s public criticism of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s abusive treatment in detention. Then he defends the abuse itself (although of course he doesn’t consider it...

Less Assange, More Manning.

The other day, Naomi Klein sent out a tweet in which she asked for “an [international] moratorium on feeding [Julian] Assenge’s ego”. Count me in. Some may say #mooreandme is a distraction from The Big Picture. But you know who the real distraction is? Julian fucking Assange. Seriously,...

Joe’s Morning Madness

I still have not recovered from the time change. This morning I awoke at 4:45 AM to a program I have not seen in quite some time, MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Too bad I couldn’t fall back to sleep. During a discussion about yesterday’s Bush interview with Matt Lauer when Bush stated in no uncertain...

The Torture Investigation Mystery Show

So there’s been a lot of speculation in blogtopia about Attorney General Eric Holder’s reportedly renewed intentions of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the authorization and use of torture in the previous administration. The speculation — which revolves around the question...

Scary, Scary Glenn

At the end of his post about Barack Obama’s post-acquittal detention plan, Glenn Greenwald gives us an update on NPR’s policy of using various euphemisms for the word “torture” in its coverage of the previous administration’s detention and interrogation policies: Finally, I was...

Why the “Neda Video” Is Important

Because her murder by Iranian government forces would not have sparked the international outrage it has sparked if we had just read about it in the paper. Obvious? Maybe. But it raises a related question, which Glenn Greenwald explores at some length, taking the last question asked at Pres. Obama’s...

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