January 4, 2021 | Little in Biden’s history or appointments suggests he’s inclined to end America’s permanent war posture. But empires are not sustained by inclination alone.
Articles by Michael Ashley Stein
April 11, 2017 | The Trump administration may be preparing to bring back torture, extraordinary rendition, and indefinite detention — with Neil Gorsuch's help.
March 8, 2017 | In real life, human memories work better than they do in Orwell’s 1984. Or do they?
June 15, 2016 | Maybe we'll never see America's torturers behind bars. They should still have to tell the truth about what they did.
January 12, 2016 | In its failure to prosecute bona fide war criminals, the Obama administration has left the door open for all manner of rights abusers to succeed it.
December 15, 2015 | Nothing recruits terrorists like corrupt security forces committing human rights abuses with impunity.
February 17, 2015 | Meet six heroes who defied the military and the CIA to defy and expose America's illegal torture program.
July 11, 2014 | In a twisted new world, the all-American heroes wield the pliers and waterboards.
July 14, 2009 | 139 countries have ratified the disability treaty. But not the United States. The Obama administration can change that with a stroke of the pen.
July 9, 2009 | 139 countries have ratified the disability treaty. But not the United States. The Obama administration can change that with a stroke of the pen.