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The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings | The Nation

Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the CIA) to obfuscate the locations of these laboratories of cruel science and the identities of perpetrators.At the helm of this human experimentation project were two psychologists hired by the CIA, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen. 146 more words

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Russian economy faces freefall conditions as GOP Right-Wingers Praise Putin | MSNBC

A friend of mine recently asked why I’m so hung up on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the adulation he’s received from Republicans in the U.S. 136 more words

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Cheney on torture report: Saddam Hussein had a 10-year relationship with al-Qaida | PunditFact

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been a consistent defender of past interrogation techniques. “We are castigating the CIA for doing what the president ordered them to do and the Justice Department said was legal,” Cheney said on NBC’s Meet the Press, Dec. 37 more words

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Dick Cheneys America is an ugly place - The Week

I used to like Dick Cheney.I can still remember watching him on NBCs Meet the Press back in the early 1990s, when he was serving as defense secretary under President George H. 138 more words

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Cheney on torture report: Saddam Hussein had a 10-year relationship with al-Qaida | PunditFact

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been a consistent defender of past interrogation techniques. “We are castigating the CIA for doing what the president ordered them to do and the Justice Department said was legal,” Cheney said on NBC’s Meet the Press, Dec. 144 more words

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Why America’s middle class is lost | The Washington Post

DOWNEY, CALIF. — One day in 1967, Bob Thompson sprayed foam on a hunk of metal in a cavernous factory south of Los Angeles. And then another day, not too long after, he sat at a long wood bar with a black-and-white television hanging over it, and he watched that hunk of metal land a man on the moon.On July 20, 1969 — the day of the landing — Thompson sipped his Budweiser and thought about all the people who had ever stared at that moon. 208 more words

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Defense Bill Passes, Giving Sacred Native American Sites To Mining Company

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a measure authorizing the nation’s defense programs Friday, and along with it managed to give lands sacred to Native Americans to a foreign company that owns a uranium mine with Iran.The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 is one of the must-pass pieces of legislation that Congress moves every year. 50 more words

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