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- Our neighbors in enhanced interrogation techniques to the north
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Hey, did you read:
• About a new report’s findings that, post 9/11, at least 54 countries (including Canada and Sweden) cooperated with CIA “extraordinary rendition” measures including kidnapping, secret detention, and torture? —Kate Schmidt
• The latest reason why Chicago voters should pay attention to which judges they vote to retain? From the Trib: “A Democratic Party-backed judge who won re-election in November while facing battery charges was found not guilty Monday—by reason of insanity. The insanity verdict could aid the judge’s effort to return to the bench.” —Julia Thiel
• Evgeny Morozov on the dubious progressive notions of the Internet for the New Republic? (“What if some limits to democratic participation in the pre-Wikipedia era were not just a consequence of high communication costs but stemmed from a deliberate effort to root out populism, prevent cooptation, or protect expert decision making? 3 In other words, if some public institutions eschewed wider participation for reasons that have nothing to do with the ease of connectivity, isn’t the Internet a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist?”) —Tal Rosenberg