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The Metaphor

Several years ago, as the Iraq War began to really go south, I saw a metaphor. I did not conceive a metaphor. I actually saw one, in 3D, floating through the sky. My band, the Flat Possum Boys, had played at a hot air balloon festival in Glenmoore, PA. Glenmoore is beautiful, rolling hills and…

The American Psychological Association Supports Torture

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present your mental health professionals! The involvement of health professionals in the Bush-era interrogation program was significant because it enabled the Justice Department to argue in secret opinions that the program was legal and did not constitute torture, since the interrogations were being monitored by health professionals to make sure…