President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney outlined two very different approaches to Guantánamo yesterday, writes Ken Gude.
No matter how badly the Obama administration wants it to, torture is not going to go away, writes Ken Gude.
John Bolton is right that Obama should quash Spain's prosecution of Bush officials--just not for the right reasons, writes Ken Gude in the Guardian.
We need a non-partisan investigation into America's use of torture. Otherwise, it will continue to haunt us, writes Ken Gude on The Guardian's "Comment Is Free" blog.
Ken Gude writes about Karen Greenberg's The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days for the TPMCafe Book Club.
We now know that legal opinions were merely retroactive cover. The Bush administration's first instinct was toward abuse, writes Ken Gude in The Guardian online.
The more we learn about the Bush administration’s torture regime, the more outrageous and inexcusable it becomes, writes Ken Gude.
New memos reveal how the Bush administration approved torture. The world needs to know that America condemns it.
Yesterday President Obama exercised good judgment and responsible leadership when he released Bush-era memos providing legal justification for certain types of torture, writes Ken Gude.
President Obama wants to restore American global leadership to its post-WWII bearings, write Spencer P. Boyer and Ken Gude. That’s exceptional.
Late Friday, the Obama administration took another step toward following through on its intention to significantly change US detention policy by dropping the Bush administration's favoured description of the Guantánamo detainees as "enemy combatants". What follows in a filing in US district court, however, is disappointingly similar to the Bush administration's assertion of detention authority.
Video Ken Gude discusses the hurdles that the Obama administration will face as it move along the process of closing Guantánamo by January 2010.
The United States' hostility toward publishing details of Binyam Mohamed's treatment suggests that the stakes are higher than we may realize.
President Obama’s decision to close Guantanamo and the secret CIA prisons shows the world the the United States is back and ready to lead.
Announcing the closure of Guantánamo and establishing a process to empty the prison is just a first step, but it's the right first step, writes Ken Gude.