Demolishing Due Process

It is ironic but perhaps sadly appropriate that Attorney General Eric Holder would choose a law school, Northwestern University, to deliver a speech earlier this month in which he demolished what was left of the rule of law in America. In what history likely will record as a turning point, Holder bluntly explained that this … Continue reading “Demolishing Due Process”

The Government Again Shows
Why We Need Gun Control

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed on Dec. 14, 2010. The gunfight broke out near Rio Rico, Ariz., as Terry and his group patrolled the area for bandits, who often prey upon those crossing the border. Four assailants were arrested. The Los Angeles Times article described the scene: One of the alleged … Continue reading “The Government Again Shows
Why We Need Gun Control”

Intelligence Veterans Demand Accountability for Torture

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Accountability for Torture We write you, Mr. President, as former intelligence professionals to voice strong support for Attorney General Eric Holder’s authorization of a wider investigation into CIA interrogation. We respectfully disagree with the direct appeal to you by seven former CIA directors … Continue reading “Intelligence Veterans Demand Accountability for Torture”

CIA Torturers Running Scared

For the CIA supervisors and operatives responsible for torture, the chickens are coming home to roost; that is, if President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder mean it when they say no one is above the law – and if they don’t fall victim to brazen intimidation. Unable to prevent Holder from starting an … Continue reading “CIA Torturers Running Scared”

CIA Probe Should Go Further, Groups Say

Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision Monday to investigate whether interrogators from the Central Intelligence Agency or its contractors violated any federal laws in applying "enhanced interrogation techniques" to detainees in U.S. custody overseas triggered immediate criticism from human rights advocates and appeared to widen the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats. As Holder released a … Continue reading “CIA Probe Should Go Further, Groups Say”