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Nicholas F. Benton: The 2002 Taft Memo on Torture

President Obama has not ruled out potential criminal prosecution of former high-level Bush administration officials if the attorney general establishes that laws were broken in the sanctioning and ordering of water boarding and other forms of torture.

Webb Says Afghanistan is Beset With Logistical Woe

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Virginia U.S. Senator James Webb told the monthly breakfast meeting of the Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council in Falls Church last Friday that there’s no way the U.S. can build a stable, pro-western nation in Afghanistan, and that if more U.S. troops are sent in there, it should only be with a clear and realistic […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Hillary: A Champion Of Women, Globally

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s tour-de-force in the confirmation hearing on her appointment as Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee provided a picture window into the scope and depth of the transformative power the in-coming Obama administration will bring globally.

Nicholas F. Benton: Why McCain Has Nothing to Say

The McCain campaign descended in the last week from nastiness toward an almost cartoon-like caricature of reality, in the face of massive social and economic dissembling caused by its political and Wall Street friends simply too big for it to handle.

Congressman Moran’s News Commentary

As we enter the final stretch of the electoral season, what can be learned from the past eight years?-a period in our nation’s history marked by conservative control: Republicans had two terms in the White House and six years controlling the congressional levers of power.