Obama, executive in charge

Dec 23, 2014

Obama, executive in charge

by Noah Feldman

U.S. executive power waxed under the presidency of George W. Bush then waned during the first five years of the Obama administration. Now the subject is back, on issues such as the war against Islamic State, immigration reform and diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Dec 18, 2014

NPB teams keep eye on shift in U.S.-Cuba relations

For one year, at least, Nippon Professional Baseball has been the prime destination for Cuban ballplayers wishing to play overseas legally, but those days may be numbered. Following Thursday’s sudden policy shift by the United States toward normalizing relations with Cuba, the possibility looms ...

No excuse for tolerating torture

Dec 16, 2014

No excuse for tolerating torture

by Ted Rall

Already "torture" is fading from the headlines. Anti-torture Americans have been way too polite the past 12 years. They should have shouted down the torturers and apologists, ridiculed them, locked them away.

Dec 12, 2014

CIA torture: time to move on?

by Gwynne Dyer

Even Sen. John McCain, who knows more about the subject of "torture" than any other American politician since he was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, confines himself to saying that torture is not a useful instrument for yielding credible information. He avoids ...