Thursday, April 24, 2008

thursday reads

Asia Times: Petraeus' rise lets Cheney loose on Iran

The global food crisis reached the United States yesterday as big retailers began to ration sales of rice in response to bulk purchases by customers alarmed by rocketing prices of staples.

Scott Horton interviews Phillippe Sands, the author of The Torture Tapes.

Could Alabama bring back the whipping post or brand the skin of a thief with a scarlet T, and not run afoul of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment? Such a proposition may seem outlandish, but it is what opinions signed last week by Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas in Baze v. Rees would seem to sanction.

Mark Fiore: America Decides Network

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