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As the nomination of Michael Mukasey to be America’s next attorney general comes closer to a vote, opposition has flared over the issue of waterboarding and a handful of other issues. Harper’s magazine legal affairs contributor Scott Horton is interviewed by Warren Olney on Public Radio’s “To the Point” on Tuesday, November 6, live from 2:10 p.m. EDT, 1:10 CDT, 11:10 PDT. Check here for the station nearest to you or to download a podcast after the program.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”
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