Day: August 31, 2009

Cheney still loves torture. He's proud of it.

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From EmptyWheel: One key to Dick Cheney’s defense today is the proud boast that his torture policy worked. I guess the other thing that offends the hell out of me, frankly, Chris, is we had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from Al Qaeda. [snip] I’m very proud of what we did in terms of defending the nation for the last eight years successfully. [snip] Chris, my sort of overwhelming view is that the enhanced interrogation techniques were

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California wildfires without Santa Anna winds

More on the fires. Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From LA Times: The Station fire, which has destroyed 21 homes and killed two firefighters, was burning within a quarter of a mile of Mt. Wilson as firefighters prepared for another long, hot day. Inspector Edward Osorio of the Los Angeles County Fire Department estimated property damage from the fire at $7,671,000 and rising. The fire is expected to move in a northeasterly direction, and officials are putting significant resources on the northern edge of the fire near Acton. Officials said the goal for today

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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