Republicans voter ID laws that might “suppress” minority voters when Congressional Democrats refused to actually enfranchise the heavily African-American population of D.C.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 16, 2014 1:15 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 11, 2014 2:24 pm|
The Whistleblower Protection Act 1989 was passed by Congress twenty-five years ago, and to mark this anniversary Senator Chuck Grassley delivered a speech on the Senate floor. He gave particular attention to the abysmal reality that United States intelligence agency employees still lack meaningful protection.
|By: Elliott Wednesday April 9, 2014 8:00 pm|
Gun nuts are just nuts.
|By: Barry Eisler Tuesday April 8, 2014 7:03 pm|
Last week a reporter with DW, an English-language German publication, contacted me with some questions for an article she was writing about the Senate’s CIA torture report. Here’s the full text of what we discussed.
|By: Barry Eisler Sunday April 6, 2014 8:00 am|
t’s nice that declassifying a bit of the report will offer the public a little more knowledge about torture. But at the same time, I expect the release will further cement some horribly insidious misapprehensions. We’ll get some knowledge, but no new wisdom.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 4, 2014 9:35 am|
Why is it that the public will likely never get to read much of a major investigative report the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence produced on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program—a program that included torture?
Yesterday, the Senate intelligence committee voted to declassify portions of the 6,300-page report—the executive summary, findings and conclusions. It was not long after the vote that it was confirmed that the White House would have the CIA conduct a declassification review of these parts of the report before they were released.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 31, 2014 2:40 pm|
As senators push to have at least parts of the completed study declassified (particularly what senators found in their investigation), the CIA refuses to accept that torture did not help the country hunt down bin Laden.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 24, 2014 1:10 pm|
Where it is most evident is in the Senate where each state gets two senators regardless of population. In 13 of the 14 states which have less 2 million people white non-Hispanics are overrepresented and often dramatically so. The sole exception is Hawaii. These 13 states contain just 4.6 percent of the population but choose 25 percent of the Senators.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday March 14, 2014 7:42 am|
The Central Intelligence Agency claims documents were removed from the computer system Senate staffers were using to produce a report on the agency’s rendition, detention and interrogation program because the CIA was worried that details in those documents could lead to the revelation of CIA identities. However, there is ample reason to consider this an excuse intended to retroactively justify a questionable act by the CIA.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday March 11, 2014 4:15 pm|
The remarks, which Senator Dianne Feinstein delivered on the floor of the Senate, was one of the more significant statements given by a United States senator in recent history. They clarified the extent to which the Central Intelligence Agency has worked to interfere and even intimidate senators and their staff, as they have worked to complete and finalize a study on the agency’s rendition, detention and interrogation program that involved torture.