Robert Pallitto

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The Return of Waterboarding?

Presidential candidates are praising it. Former administration officials are defending it. Will the United States backtrack on torture?

Obama and State Secrets

The Obama administration has taken a few steps toward reining in executive power.

Prosecuting the Bush Team?

Bush's legal advisors facilitated the administration's use of torture. Should we drag them in front of the court?

Secrecy and Foreign Policy

The imperial presidency has thrived on secrecy. This unconstitutional expansion of presidential power has helped make a mess of U.S. foreign policy.