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Unreasonable GOP Stubbornness Helps No One

Unreasonable GOP Stubbornness Helps No One

By WSN Editorial Board

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ultimately, the GOP’s current game plan will not do anyone any favors. Until they reassess their goals as a party and move towards a platform that is realistic, the Republicans in Congress and elsewhere will find themselves at a dead end.

Gitmo has got to go

Gitmo has got to go

By Elizabeth Moore, Deputy Opinion Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The closure of Guantanamo would serve as a message to the world that the United States does not compromise its values in the face of fear, but stands on a firm ground of law and morality.

Ghailani had right to speedy trial, not detainment

Ghailani had right to speedy trial, not detainment

October 29, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last Thursday, a Manhattan federal appeals panel ruled that the five-year detention of a convicted terrorist was not an unconstitutional delay in his right to a speedy trial. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was captured in 2004 by Pakistani forces, under indictment for complicity in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in ...

Obama’s failure to close Guantánamo Bay needs more criticism

Obama’s failure to close Guantánamo Bay needs more criticism

October 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

President Barack Obama has been criticized for many things, especially for the slow recovery of the economy and his universal health care act. However, his failure to close the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, a promise he touted during his 2008 campaign, has not been criticized enough. It is commonly asserted that most of these prisoners are terrorists — a claim that is entirely untrue, former Secretary ...

Rhetoric will not solve Guantánamo Bay problem

Rhetoric will not solve Guantánamo Bay problem

June 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

President Barack Obama’s recent national defense speech has been lauded in many corners as a bold and pivotal step forward. In his speech, he reiterated his ambition to close Guantánamo Bay, reminding everyone of the promise he infamously made four years ago, during the early stages of his presidency....

Guantánamo Bay should be closed

Guantánamo Bay should be closed

April 8, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

Despite President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to close down the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, it is still open, and conditions have deteriorated so much that prisoners are engaging in a hunger strike. While the Obama administration contends that 41 prisoners are participating, the detainees’...