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Why the Torture Report Won’t Change Anything

At most, it only further proves the incompatibility of a secret intelligence service and an open democracy.

by Tim Weiner

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.
Posted Dec 17 2014 - 4:32pm
When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.
Posted Dec 16 2014 - 5:43pm
How the party let down the workers who once depended on it.
Posted Dec 9 2014 - 5:45pm

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