Clive Crook

12/24/2014 - 4:28pm

    The reaction to the Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture program has been almost as depressing as the report itself - which is saying something. There's been impotent outrage from people you'd expect to be outraged; lame excuses from people you'd expect to make excuses...

12/18/2014 - 4:17am

    Reading the summary of the just-released report on the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation program is a deeply depressing experience. The accounts of torture in the name of national security are shaming and revolting. They are bound to incline...

12/04/2014 - 3:20pm

    The shameful mockery of judicial process that has transpired in Ferguson, Missouri, is widely viewed as a matter of racial politics. Of course, in one sense, that's right: Race underlies enormous and well-documented inequities in the U.S. criminal...

11/27/2014 - 7:24pm

    I support many Democratic policy positions and want to see them succeed. The Affordable Care Act, in particular, is a worthy endeavor: Despite the botched rollout and a great deal of unfinished business, I want to see it prevail. Sometimes, though, I don...

11/20/2014 - 2:53pm

    David Cameron's gamble in promising Britain a stay-or-go referendum on membership of the European Union is growing more hazardous. Britain's prime minister wants the country to stay in the EU, but not on the existing terms. He'd like to...

11/06/2014 - 5:17pm

    Last time, I asked whether too much democracy had ruined America. In a sense, I said, it had. So what does an avowed anti-democrat suggest as an alternative? Less vetocracy, more technocracy.

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