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By a margin of 2 to 1, Americans feel it’s time for an accounting of the Bush Administration’s illegal practices, including torture and warrantless surveillance. And 40% of Americans are prepared to proceed to prosecutions immediately, without even the need for a comprehensive investigation. Only a minority of Republicans accept the Bush team’s mantra that we should move on and leave the crimes of the last eight years unexamined. Read the details in these reports in USA Today. This call for accountability is a mainstream phenomenon.
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
Length in days of the sentence Russian blogger Alexei Navalny served for leading an opposition rally last year:
Israeli researchers developed software that evaluates the depression of bloggers.
A teenager in Singapore was convicted of obscenity for posts critical of Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s founding father, that included an image of Lee having sex with Margaret Thatcher.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”