Orders to Torture Orders to Torture

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal now implicates the highest levels of the Bush Administration in violating federal law and in war crimes.

May 20, 2004 / Editorial / The Editors

Scandal’s Shame, Massachusetts’ Pride Scandal’s Shame, Massachusetts’ Pride

What a wonderful image of democracy and tolerance the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has presented to the world by allowing same-sex marriages.

May 19, 2004 / Column / Robert Scheer

Green Lights for Torture Green Lights for Torture

So there were WMDs in Iraq after all. They're called digital cameras. Partly because of them, the United States faces one of the most humiliating defeats in imperial history.

May 13, 2004 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

On the Abuse of Prisoners in Iraq On the Abuse of Prisoners in Iraq

We're told that the few rotten apples Who brought on this sordid affair'll Be punished. But what if those apples Are right at the top of the barrel?

May 13, 2004 / Column / Calvin Trillin

In Kind In Kind

As of this writing, seven in ten Americans want Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to remain at his post, a vote of confidence that exceeds that even for the President himself.

May 13, 2004 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Letter From Ground Zero Letter From Ground Zero

On April 28 the subject of torture was discussed in oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

May 13, 2004 / Editorial / Jonathan Schell

A Nation of WASPs? A Nation of WASPs?

A Nation of WASPs?

May 13, 2004 / Editorial / Earl Shorris

Straight, Not Narrow Straight, Not Narrow

In the early 1980s, soon after the right-wing grassroots movement gave us a Reagan presidency, I announced that I would be boycotting my straight friends' weddings.

May 13, 2004 / Editorial / John Scagliotti

Conditions of Atrocity Conditions of Atrocity

Even before the Congressional hearings on the criminal abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Colin Powell brought up My Lai, the Vietnamese village where, in 1968, Ame...

May 13, 2004 / Editorial / Robert Jay Lifton

‘Dead Man Walking’ ‘Dead Man Walking’

"The unthinkable is becoming thinkable," neoconservative pundit Robert Kagan despaired recently in the Washington Post.

May 13, 2004 / Editorial / The Editors