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Abu Ghraib prison news and analysis from The Nation
November 26, 2019
Trump to World: Fuck You
That’s essentially what the president said when he cleared three war criminals, overriding the wishes of his own military leaders.
June 7, 2018
Trump Is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’: Seymour Hersh
Plus Bryce Covert on homelessness and Viet Thanh Nguyen on refugees.
Start Making Sense
March 21, 2017
Why Those Spring Breakers Chanted ‘Build That Wall’
We shouldn’t be surprised—they’re the children of unending war.
November 18, 2016
One of Trump’s Top Military Advisers Played a Key Role in the Disastrous Iraq Occupation
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg has also been an executive at two of the nation’s most notorious intelligence contractors.
September 19, 2016
Dear Daughter: I’m Sorry for Helping Create the Post-9/11 World You Have to Grow Up In
Sending your child off to college is hard enough without the constant fear of terror that looms over us.
Peter Van Buren
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August 23, 2016
How Obama Helped Lay the Groundwork for Trump’s Thuggery
His refusal to prosecute torturers and his Wild West assassination of bin Laden show how moral complacency can all too easily degenerate into full-blown corruption.
May 25, 2016
The Era of Rogue Justice After 9/11
We came perilously close to losing our Bill of Rights protections—and the struggle to restore them is not over.
Karen J. Greenberg
May 11, 2016
Michael Ratner, 1943–2016
He pursued justice fearlessly, in the face of daunting odds.
May 10, 2016
Will These 2 Court Cases Finally Hold Our Torturers Accountable?
They may confirm that since torture is a war crime, it can never be a policy option.
December 9, 2014
Torture’s Dirty Secret: It Works
When it comes to social control, nothing works quite like torture.