FROM Jon Eisenberg
Guantanamo Bay Force Feeding Trial On Monday, the first trial over force-feeding Guantanamo detainees begins. The man behind the case is a prisoner named Abu Wa’el Dhiab. He’s been at Guantanamo for 12 years. He hasn’t been charged with any crime and was cleared for release five years ago. Since then he’s protested his imprisonment with hunger strikes. That led to force-feeding. Now, Dhiab is suing the U.S. government, claiming the force-feeding techniques at Guantanamo amount to torture. We talk to his lawyer.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."