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Torture news and analysis from The Nation
September 28, 2017
Trump Is Inviting America Into the Torture Chamber
Sasha Abramsky on Trump and fear, plus Katha Pollitt and D.D. Guttenplan on Hillary’s memoir.
Start Making Sense
September 20, 2017
How Trump Has Normalized the Unspeakable
He has legitimized bigotry and given the imprimatur of a major political party to criminal violence.
June 26, 2017
These CIA Torture Victims May Finally Have a Chance at Justice
A lawsuit filed on behalf of former “black site” prisoners is now scheduled to go to trial—but in seeking restitution, the detainees have had to relive their torment.
March 28, 2017
America Wants Peace for the World—By Any Means Necessary
When the quest for peace means violence and terror.
March 21, 2017
Why Those Spring Breakers Chanted ‘Build That Wall’
We shouldn’t be surprised—they’re the children of unending war.
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March 3, 2017
Why Does the US Continue to Arm Terrorists in Syria?
The “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” should be a top priority for the 115th Congress.
March 2, 2017
America’s Most Notorious Prison Was Supposed to Be Closed by Now
What will become of the 41 detainees remaining at Guantánamo?
Karen J. Greenberg
February 3, 2017
Everything Donald Trump Did in His Second Week as President
A botched military raid in Yemen, a two-for-one regulatory gimmick, and the appointment of a new deputy director at the CIA who oversaw torture.
January 26, 2017
Donald Trump Is a Symptom of America’s Dark Side
In a country that continues to embrace fear and violence, is it any wonder that a “birther” bully was elected president?
William J. Astore
January 19, 2017
Letters From the February 6-13, 2017, Issue
Obama’s empty promise… Lessons in privatization… Climate challenged… Race and class… Missed accountability… The looming monument…