Andrea Germanos, staff writer
New reporting by the New York Times that border officials suggested using a "microwave weapon" to deter migrants prompted fierce outrage Wednesday.
"Maximum cruelty and maximum harm: That is how this administration operates. It is their policy and their platform," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Protesters stand near an intersection not far from the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex to protest where death row inmate Wesley Ira Purkey was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
"This raw abuse of federal power to end human life comes at a time when most of...
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
"There is a lot of continuity between the Bush and Trump administration,...


Because no one has yet been held accountable for U.S. torture practices widely deemed "sadistic and terrifying," two open-government and FOIA activists are suing the CIA for its continued secrecy about its alleged secret surveillance of Senate lawmakers secretly investigating secret Bush-era torture. Welcome to the most transparent - and Kafkaesque - administration in history.