A Fair for What’s Fair

Madelyn Broadus

*+-Diane Lefer: I get it now: When public education works, it’s transformative of the individual and of society. Maybe that’s why it’s under attack.

Bradley Manning’s Torture Commonplace in U.S. Prisons

*+-Sherwood Ross: Those supporting Manning need to recognize he is an icon for the bizarre, systemic destruction of tens of thousands of other human beings locked away in perpetual silence by their tormentors, often for mere infractions of prison rules, without the review of any judge or jury.

Obama Resuming Bush’s “Extraordinary Renditions”

CIA Director Leon Panetta

*+-With some modifications, the Obama administration appears to be carrying forward the ugly practices of the Bush and Clinton imperial presidencies, hardly the “change” for which the American people had hoped. Unless you count “chump change.”