Washington Post: Contractors Cause Chaos! (But Not Corruption?)

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 2:50 pm

Apart from aiming for another Pulitzer Prize, the other most (perhaps more) likely explanation for the style of the piece is that editors have tried so hard not to piss off the security establishment–and to stop short of voicing the conclusions that Dana Priest and William Arkin’s work support–that they’ve turned Priest and Arkin’s work into a bunch of disembodied fluff.


Boycotting Arizona: A Conversation with Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director of LULAC

By: Friday May 14, 2010 2:00 pm

(Please join Brent Wilkes in the comments) In the weeks following passage of the Arizona’s draconian immigration law, SB 1070, numerous civil liberties, immigrants rights, Latino, clergy and progressive organizations have called for economic sanctions in the form of boycotts against the state. These boycotts have initiated from extremely diverse sources, and have been quite [...]

Dusty Foggo’s Girlfriend, John Rizzo, and the Salt Pit of Death

By: Monday March 29, 2010 2:15 pm

The AP story on the Salt Pit death makes it clear that–at a time when Dusty Foggo was Executive Director of CIA–he was involved in an internal review of the death. He also received incredible levels of protection during his last two years at CIA, protection that probably goes beyond what you’d expect of his senior position. With each new detail of his involvement in the torture program, it seems more and more likely that that protection extended at least in part from the role he played in covering up torture.

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