When reports of torture in CIA black sites or Chicago's Homan Square come out, it's tempting to view them as historical anomalies, but they are not. Rather, state torture is the norm, a product of the slavery and imperialism on which the United States was built.
The euro has had a deeply divisive and destructive impact on Europe. In fact, the European Union has been used to divide economically stronger "lender" nations and weaker "debtor" nations, pitting citizens of different countries against one another.
More than 18 million pounds of hazardous explosives are still sitting in bunkers at Camp Minden in Louisiana, after an explosion happened there more than two years ago. Officials haven't agreed on how to clean up the wartime leftovers, but they have decided not to burn them in the open air.