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Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

While CIA agents that tortured and killed prisoners go unpunished, whistleblower John Kiriakou faces up to forty-five years in prison. 

Ten years after September 11, 2001, we are still engaged in an unwinnable “War on Terror,” and have opened the door to a new vision of “normal”—a normal in which surveillance, detention and secrecy are unquestioned parts of our lives.

An effective investigation into the breadth of the CIA's interrogation programs must be bipartisan, similar to the work of the Church Committee in the 1970s.

Freedom of Information wish list: What did Treasury do with the TARP money? Who authorized torture? Plus, warrantless wiretap targets, FEMA's Katrina records and White House e-mail.

The agency is withholding a damning report that points at senior officials.

When piqued at Ambassador Wilson
The Bushmen saw no reason why
They shouldn't just leak to all quarters
The name of a CIA spy.

The September 11 commission has become mired in partisan bickering, as questions go unasked and new revelations are overwhelmed by the noise.

Blogs

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

Newspaper editorial boards from Wall Street to Manchester, NH, have started backing leading Republicans—but their underlying facts are wrong.

November 27, 2011

The Value Voters Summit in Washington, DC, may be the last chance for Rick Santorum to inject some activist enthusiasm into his campaign. 

October 7, 2011

 Herman Cain wins the Florida Republican straw poll on Saturday. However, the result will not predict the Republican primary nomination. 

September 24, 2011

The media is acting like the bizarre result in Florida's straw poll indicates real movement in the GOP primary. It doesn't. 

September 24, 2011

The media is acting like the bizarre result in Florida's straw poll indicates real movement in the GOP primary. It doesn't. 

September 24, 2011

The media is acting like the bizarre result in Florida's straw poll indicates real movement in the GOP primary. It doesn't. 

September 24, 2011

Cheney’s autobiography defends his outrageous legacy as George W. Bush’s prince regent. But where’s the chapter on his heroic service in Vietnam?

August 27, 2011