Jonathan Mahler, contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and author of the Kindle Single Death Comes to Happy Valley, talks about the findings of the Penn State report issued yesterday, and what they may tell us about other top athletic departments.
While President Obama has received much criticism for failing to close the Guantánamo Bay prison camp in the first year of his presidency, new classified documents released by WikiLeaks reveal the attempted dealings between the administration and other governments to try and move detainees out of the detention center. In an article in The New York Times, reporter Charlie Savage details attempted deals with Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Lithuania and Albania, among other countries.
Currently 174 inmates remain at the facility: a third of them are from Yemen.
While President Barack Obama has received much criticism for failing to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in the first year of his presidency, new classified documents obtained by WikiLeaks reveal the backroom dealings between the administration and other governments to try and move detainees out of the detention center. In an article in The New York Times, reporter Charlie Savage reports on attempted deals with Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Lithuania and Albania, among other countries.
Currently 174 inmates remain at the facility, and a third of them are from Yemen.
We talk with Savage about the findings in the WikiLeaks documents. And Jonathan Mahler explains why it's been so difficult for the United States to transfer the detainees and move forward with closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
George Steinbrenner reigned as the owner of the New York Yankees for 38 years. In that time his team won seven World Series Championships, 11 American League pennants, 16 AL-East titles. But Steinbrenner was also suspended from baseball twice, one time for life. In 1990, "The Boss" was banned for life for paying a small-time gambler who was paid $40,000 to dig up some dirt on hall-of-famer, Dave Winfield. Steinbrenner was reinstated in 1993, and went to win five more championships.
Even if you’ve never read one of James Patterson’s best-selling thrillers, you may have seen ads for his books on the subway or even on television. Sarah Crichton, Little, Brown’s publisher from 1996 to 2001, and now publisher of Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and ...
Jonathan Mahler, author of The Challenge, about the Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which ruled that detainees have the right to a federal trial, and Chisun Lee, a lawyer and a reporter for ProPublica, discuss the future of Guantanamo and President Obama's plans for the prison. ...
Eight years of the Bush administration has caused changes in our system of checks and balances of power. Hear predictions of how the new President and a new Congress will redefine who’s in charge. Jonathan Mahler’s article in the Nov. 9 New York Times Magazine is "After the ...
The Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld was two lawyers’ attempt to overturn the system set up to try the detainees at Guantanamo. Lt. Commander Charles Swift was one of those lawyers; he was defense counsel for detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who had been Osama bin Laden's personal driver and ...
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