In 1947 the United States charged Japanese Officer Yukio Asano with war crimes. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison for torturing American prisoner Morris O. Killough. The method of torture was waterboarding. For more than nine decades waterboarding has been illegal according to U.S. government criminal code.
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You can’t throw a rock without hitting a 12th Man flag these last few weeks.
President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia to pay tribute to the late King Abdullah shows American hypocrisy.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Grays Harbor Community Foundation for the funding of our field trip to a performance of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker.
We would like to thank the crew from Home Depot for their help during the flood cleanup. They came to our house on Saturday, Jan. 10, and removed damaged material from our property. We can’t even express our gratitude for their assistance during our time of need. We didn’t get everyone’s name, but to Kevin Finger, Lacy, Jenny from H.R., Doug Remen, Gig Harbor, Chad Hill, Tumwater, and Alan Bowles from Lacey for installing a new hot water tank provided by the Lacey store. Also other crew members that we didn’t get names from. Thank you so much.
Responding to the latest torture report and calls for accountability, President Obama says that “we must look forward not backward.” As a test of how broadly he is willing to apply his “forward looking,” will he not look forward and dismiss charges against Edward Snowden and allow him to return from exile in Russia, or does his looking forward vision only apply to presidents and other public officials?
The 2015 election season is nearing, I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m not completely satisfied with the entire group of current office holders.
My favorite Martin Scorsese film happens to be one of the few that doesn’t revolve around Italians from New York: “The Departed.” Instead of paisanos we have Paddys, and instead of the Big Apple we have the Big Baked Bean. Boston and the Irish mob got Scorsese his long-deserved Oscar for Best Director, but it also gave me the name for what just happened in Foxborough last Sunday:
I recently noticed that law enforcement officers in Central Park are using unmarked cars or police cars that are difficult to tell whether or not they are police cars.
Dear Abby: My husband, “Fred,” lost a lung to cancer 14 years ago due to smoking. He is one of the lucky ones to survive a deadly cancer.
The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here’s what it has changed so far: not much.
When citizens of the Grays Harbor area consider the future, we hope they will see it in the same light we do at the Quinault Indian Nation. We live in a region that has struggled with more than its share of economic challenges. But the good people of Grays Harbor region who have chosen to work with us have found, time and again, that when we work together we find solutions and we all make strides toward a brighter, more sustainable future.
You already know that Grays Harbor may be visited by three full oil trains per day. But that is nothing to what we’ll experience in Vancouver.
The irony illustrated on the pages of Monday’s New York Times was almost too delicious.
Isn’t the new Congress exciting! Weren’t the lawmakers adorable raising their hands to be sworn in! Isn’t America filled with hope and great expectations!