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An old, sad story of torture

Through Hullabaloo, I was reminded of an amazing and incredibly tragic correspondence from Germany in the year 1628. Burgomaster Johannes Junius was tried and convicted of witchcraft, and eventually burned at the stake for these crimes. Before his execution, however, … Continue reading

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Democratic profiles in courage: the Mukasey confirmation

Sarcasm doesn’t translate well to text, so let me say it right out: I’m being sarcastic.  Michael Mukasey, the controversial attorney general candidate who refused to classify waterboarding as torture, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday.  Let’s allow Democratic … Continue reading

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