Mr. President, Release The Senate Torture Report!

Connecticut is not the only place dealing with open government problems these days.  While the State continues to wait (and wait and wait) for State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky to release his report on the Sandy Hook massacre, the nation, indeed the world, continues to wait for the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee to release its 6000+ page report on the torture program administered by the CIA during the Bush-Cheney administration.  But as Andrew Sullivan explains on his blog, The Dish, resistance to the disclosure of the report appears to coming mainly from the Obama administration.

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Former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey Controversial Choice As UCONN Law School Visiting Scholar

Law schools, like all academic institutions, should be places that promote freedom of speech and thought; that encourage, indeed provoke, students to think deep and hard about difficult issues and to consider alternate points of view.  They should not shy away from inviting controversial speakers to their campuses.  But when they do, students, faculty, administrators, and the public at large, should not be reluctant to challenge the speakers’ expressed views.  The best responses to disagreeable speech are tough questions and opposing speech, not banning the speaker.

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