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Column: US Falls Short on Human Rights

On the same day that the Senate Intelligence Committee released its blockbuster report on CIA interrogation practices after 9-11, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring December 10 “Human Rights Day.” The date was chosen because on December 10, 1948, the majority of nations then comprising the United Nations, including the U.S., adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Fifth among its 30 provisions is this blanket admonition: “No one shall be subjected to...

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