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Mississippi Segregating Mentally Illnew

A growing chorus of mental-health advocates believes Mississippi should move away from an institution-based approach to treatment in favor of home care and community-based services.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  04-05-2012  |  Health

Did Peter Egner Work for Hitler?new

An 86-year-old Washington man disputes allegations that he was one of the F├╝hrer's henchmen. But he may not live to clear his name.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  11-10-2008  |  War

This Memoir from a Survivor of American Torture May Help U.S. Face Realitynew

Reading Five Years of My Life, I realized the situation at Guantanamo is both better and worse than I had feared -- worse because the torture is so severe, so constant, so senseless, and so institutionalized, and better because someone who was subjected to it has survived with his soul intact.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Hannah Tennant-Moore  |  04-28-2008  |  Nonfiction

Take John Yoo to the International Criminal Courtnew

Yoo blithely tossed out the window the legal principle, enshrined in federal law, of posse comitatus, which says that the military cannot exercise law-enforcement functions that are the province of state officials. The president, in wartime, has the powers of a king, if you believe what Yoo wrote.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Brian Morton  |  04-15-2008  |  Commentary

The Bush Administration Gets Away with Torturenew

The torture memoranda written for Bush by John C. Yoo will someday appear in a compendium of infamous documents of American history alongside the slavery tracts, Roosevelt's order relocating West Coast Japanese to compounds in Arkansas and elsewhere and Hirabayashi v. United States, the first U.S. Supreme Court decision that affirmed its correctness.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  04-11-2008  |  Commentary

What the Democrats Must Donew

Mandate for the new majority: Curb the president's power to torture.
The Village Voice  |  Nat Hentoff  |  11-30-2006  |  Commentary

U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh Worries Civil Libertariansnew

Mary Beth Buchanan, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, champions some of the Bush administration's most controversial proposals, including the USA Patriot Act.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Chris Potter  |  08-07-2004  |  Civil Liberties

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