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December 15, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Senate torture report: A gray area has been created to hide torture

Once again, Orwellian doublespeak attempts to justify the unjustifiable [“Owning up to actions after terror report,” Opinion, Dec. 13]. Unacceptable and illegal torture has been re-branded by our government as “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” but apparently that euphemism is too descriptive for even former Vice President Dick Cheney, so he’s now describing torture by the…


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June 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Foreign policy: Republicans need to contribute instead

Republicans seem to have one mission: to thwart President Obama, no matter the issue or his position on it. Columnist Nicholas Kristof is correct in describing foreign policy as a minefield [“Obama’s weakness, or ours?” Opinion, June 26]. Many of the positions or arguments the U.S. used in the past are no longer…


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June 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Dick Cheney on Edward Snowden and the NSA

Snowden is not a traitor I find it incredibly ironic that Dick Cheney considers Edward Snowden to be a traitor who puts American lives at risk. [“Cheney backs surveillance, calls NSA contractor a traitor,” News, June 17] A decade ago, Cheney led the American public to believe that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq. He…


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