Rexton Jones

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In Defense of Torture

NOTE: Please see my most recent thoughts on this and other controversial subjects here: Response to Controversy<p>Imagine that a known terrorist has planted a bomb in the heart of a nearby city. He now sits in your custody. Rather than conceal his guilt, he gloats about the forthcoming explosion and …

Is torture ever justified?

Have the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001 put a lasting dent in civil liberties? The first of a series begins this week with a look at torture<p>…

Rights & Freedoms

How U.S. Torture Left a Legacy of Damaged Minds

Before the United States permitted a terrifying way of interrogating prisoners, government lawyers and intelligence officials assured themselves of one crucial outcome. They knew that the methods inflicted on terrorism suspects would be painful, shocking and far beyond what the country had ever …

Mental Health

Having a Torturer Lead the C.I.A.

President Trump has displayed enthusiasm for brutality over the past year. He has told the police to treat suspects roughly, praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines for murdering people suspected of drug ties and called for the execution of drug dealers.<p>But one of his most unsettling …

Surveillance

NVIDIA Debunks Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Five later missions returned to the moon’s surface. The evidence that these …

Why the Moon Landing COULDN'T Have Been Faked