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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 30, 2015

So, can I ask to unsubscribe from my synagogue's shiva email list?

Mar 29, 2015

@jessicalustig just finished supermax story and reading Norway one now. Great contrast.

Mar 29, 2015

@suellentrop @mattyglesias so basically I have years before I have to start paying attention to my kids.

Mar 29, 2015

About 400 ISIS fighters have held off 30,000 Iraqi soldiers for a month in Tikrit.…

Mar 29, 2015

RT @iyad_elbaghdadi: We're going to keep destabilizing this region until it behaves and stays stable. #ArabTyrantManual

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