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Assistant Managing Editor — ProPublica

Assistant Managing Editor @ProPublica and co-founder @DocumentCloud. Also, former NBA star.

Department of Pre-Crime — When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held a press conference in the summer of 2006 announcing the arrests of seven young men for plotting to bomb Chicago's Sears Tower, he sounded defensive, his voice lingering a beat on each thing the men allegedly did. "Individuals here in America made plans to hurt Americans," he claimed.

Atul Gawande on doctor's aiding and abetting torture.

How American journalists covered torture after 9/11 — Coverage of the brutal practice was played down in print and on airwaves Editors' note: Torture, and specifically the US government's use of it, is back in the news. The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to release a much-anticipated report on the CIA's treatment of terrorism suspects in the wake of 9/11, prompting President Obama to say, bluntly, "We tortured some folks."

CJR September/October 2006 - Failures of Imagination — By Eric Umansky Carlotta Gall was curious. It was early December 2002, and Gall, the Afghanistan correspondent for The New York Times, had just seen a press release from the U.S. military announcing the death of a prisoner at its Bagram Air Base. Soon thereafter the military issued a second release about another detainee death at Bagram.

Conversation with @conor64 and @marcambinder

Mar 01, 2015

RT @PaulSonne: Massive turnout in Moscow for opposition rally in honor of slain anti-Kremlin politician Nemtsov (via @EvgenyFeldman)

Mar 01, 2015

@amandabee Abu Ghraib prisoners recall tense relations with guards.

Mar 01, 2015

By "tension" they mean beatings RT @NYTMetro: tension between Attica guards and inmates lingers long after '71 riot.

Mar 01, 2015

Also, that great Attica impunity article is a @MarshallProj project and done by @tommy_robb. Great work.

Mar 01, 2015

Remarkable story: Guards at infamous Attica prison regularly beat the hell out of prisoners & get away with it…

Mar 01, 2015

I wish the NYT's otherwise awesome recipes site let you save recipes found elsewhere on the web. @SamSifton

Feb 28, 2015

@Zathras3 nope. And he's basically a grandfather to me. Have heard lots of stories about his French girlfriend though.

Feb 28, 2015

@umanskyellen u also missed the part where I told him I just read book about France during WWII and he responded, "the French were whores!"

Feb 28, 2015

"That doctor saved my life," my uncle told me. The end.

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