Daily Archives: December 9, 2014

The Senate report on CIA program

Washington Post: The Senate released a 528-page executive summary of its study on the CIA’s detention program, more than eight years after the secret overseas prisons were shut down. The report rejected many of the agency’s claims on the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

“The Christmas Song” (commonly subtitled “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” or, as it was originally subtitled, “Merry Christmas to You”) is a classic Christmas song written in 1944 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé. According to Tormé, the song … Continue reading

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