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Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan has voted to retain Shinzo` Abe as Prime Minister for another term. Together with the Buddhist-backed Komeito party, Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will continue to govern the country after wining 325 of the 475 lower house seats. The resounding win has given Abe the potential of remaining in power for more than the […]

Dick Cheney and Enhanced Interrogation

Dick Cheney and Enhanced Interrogation

While claiming that the CIA stopped short of actual torture Dick Cheney, in a sometimes rambling interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, defended the use of the enhanced interrogation methods and approaches including water boarding, employed by the CIA at Guantanamo Prison. With reference to the enhanced approach he said that the most […]

Jeb Bush Signals Candidacy

Jeb Bush Signals Candidacy

If the recent flurry of signals coming from former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush is any indication, there may be an imminent declaration of candidacy to look forward to. Those who know the former governor are suggesting that an announcement should be forthcoming, perhaps within a month. Recent e-mails out of his office are suggestive […]

Senate Summary Details CIA Torture Tactics

Senate Summary Details CIA Torture Tactics

The Senate Intelligence Committee disclosed a summary of a classified CIA report detailing the torture tactics employed by operatives using so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques and rendition programs aimed at extracting sensitive information from individuals captured in conflict zones throughout the world. The summary released by the Senate details accounts of beatings, death threats, waterboarding, sleep deprivation, […]

Republicans Eviscerate Gruber

Republicans Eviscerate Gruber

On Tuesday, well reputed Harvard educated and MIT economics professor, Jonathan Gruber was called to Capitol Hill by Republicans to clarify statements he made regarding the construction of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care. Gruber, a member of the team that authored the Act, had made comments that appeared to suggest that […]

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