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Prosecuting Torture: Is Time Really Running Out?

Monday, 11 May 2009, 2:14 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

When the highest officials of our nation flung open the gates of law and morality and let the wild dogs of torture run, they set in motion a constellation of potentially-indictable federal crimes. While I do not think a grand jury investigation into those violations ... More >>

Of Black Holes and Radio Silence

Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 11:49 am | Elizabeth de la Vega

There is no doubt that sometime in 2002 - if not before - Bush administration officials and their lawyers began orchestrating a torture campaign, which they calculatedly attempted to justify through specious legal memos. They continued to abuse prisoners, ... More >>

Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment: Part II

Sunday, 15 June 2008, 9:53 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

It is entirely possible to be a reasonably well-informed citizen of the United States and not know that on June 9, 2008, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D. Ohio) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and spent over four hours reading thirty-five ... More >>

Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment: III Part Guide

Sunday, 15 June 2008, 2:07 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

It is entirely possible to be a reasonably well-informed citizen of the United States and not know that on June 9, 2008, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D. Ohio) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and spent over four hours reading thirty-five ... More >>

Bush's OSHA: No Laws? No Crimes

Wednesday, 9 April 2008, 10:40 am | Elizabeth de la Vega

Ninety-seven years ago this month, just eight days after the March 25, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire , in which nearly 150 young men and women suffered horrific deaths, Rose Schneiderman rocked the Metropolitan Opera House. More >>

The Politicization of the Department of Justice

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 3:44 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

Amidst the jubilation, calls to reinstate the rule of law, and speculation about replacements that have flooded the media in response to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's recent resignation, I keep thinking of the old joke: How many psychologists ... More >>

Bush, Gonzales and Specter: Losing a Dogfight?

Saturday, 4 August 2007, 2:08 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

Sometimes you think you're winning a cat-and-mouse game, but it turns out you're losing a dogfight. Such was the case in the summer of 1973 when, unbeknownst to most of the public - particularly myself because I spent nearly every waking hour of that ... More >>

Elizabeth de la Vega: The Problem With Alberto

Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 11:54 am | Elizabeth de la Vega

After a day of testimony that showed Alberto Gonzales to be so self-contradictory, so conveniently vacant and - at times - so simply risible that even radio listeners could feel the disgust that permeated the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room, ... More >>

Elizabeth de la Vega: Doin' the Karl Rove Dance

Thursday, 5 April 2007, 2:20 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

Last week, Americans with access to YouTube were subjected to a once-in-a-lifetime performance by President Bush's senior political adviser Karl Rove. At least, I fervently hope that this event will only happen once in our lifetimes. Watching Rove, at the ... More >>

A Call to Investigate All of the President's Men

Friday, 2 March 2007, 9:45 am | Elizabeth de la Vega

Last week, apparently belatedly realizing the obvious - that the attack on former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife Valerie Plame was a White House family affair - New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof called for the administration to come ... More >>

Elizabeth de la Vega: Lying and Spying

Monday, 29 January 2007, 12:01 am | Elizabeth de la Vega

I hope I can be forgiven if animal images kept coming into my mind during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week. On the eve of the first such hearing to be held by the newly-elected Democratic majority, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales ... More >>

E. de la Vega: Who Will Speak for the Victims?

Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 4:16 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

Last year during the holiday season, I wrote a piece called "Shoot the Moon and Forget About the Bell Curve," which was published at TomDispatch.com. In it I asked: Is it futile - or foolish - to continue working to hold the Bush administration to ... More >>

Elizabeth de la Vega: Indictment US v GWB et al.

Friday, 1 December 2006, 4:16 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

Assistant United States Attorney: Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. We're here today in the case of United States v. George W. Bush et al. In addition to President Bush, the defendants are Vice President Richard B. Cheney, former National Security ... More >>

Elizabeth de la Vega: Bringing Bush to Court (1)

Friday, 1 December 2006, 4:14 pm | Elizabeth de la Vega

Keep in mind, I've run Tomdispatch.com for only a few years, but I've been a book editor in mainstream publishing for over 30 years. Sometime last spring, I was on the phone with former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega talking about books ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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