If Obama’s so smart, why does he want four more years?
The doctors Cuba sent to Haiti are getting little notice in American media.
It’s not just dirty hippies like me who think the plan to house suspected terrorists at the Thompson Correctional Center isn’t, um, terrifying. Take it from Bob Barr, Grover Norquist, and David Keene (if you must).
Yes, let’s have a public discussion, indeed: All of the state’s seven Republicans in the U.S. House say they oppose the deal, with U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk of Highland Par[k] – a candidate for U.S. Senate – leading the very public charge.* Like other opponents, Cross raised the specter of increased terrorist attention to the […]
The WGN hosts were just talking about how a few years ago, during the midst of the Abu Ghraib scandal, the idea that America could ever host the Olympics would have been insane. I have to admit that’s the first time the concept of Chicago hosting them has made me sentimental. And part of me […]
What are the legal, ethical and public safety ramifications of military detention? Sig Libowitz, an actor and film executive studying law at the University of Maryland, brought his varied careers together in The Response, a 30-minute dramatization of Guantanamo military detention hearing transcripts, screening twice today in the Loop. Libowitz wrote and produced the film. […]
The subject of a 2007 Reader cover story is among the prisoners at Guantanamo today, though he was ordered released in 2005. His case will be reviewed in light of Barack Obama’s order to close the detention center within a year.
Inauguration: Or, more accurately, stuff about after the inauguration for people like me who are maybe burned out after too much “history”
One of Bush’s Guantanamo detainees is sick but can’t get help because his medical records are secret.