Guantanamo http://www.kunc.org en 5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-we-learned-presidents-speech Much of what was in President Obama's<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/01/28/267901424/transcript-obamas-state-of-the-union-address-as-prepared-for-delivery" target="_blank"> fifth State of the Union address</a> was expected — it was signaled for days leading into the speech. Even so, there were a few revealing moments.<p>Here are five that stood out:<p><ul><p><li>President Obama knows how to get even Republicans on their feet and applauding populist Democratic talking points like concerns about rising income inequality and declining social mobility. What's his secret? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:59:00 +0000 Frank James 53721 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech At Guantanamo, 'Sketching' Defendants, Witnesses And KSM's Nose http://www.kunc.org/post/guantanamo-sketching-defendants-witnesses-and-ksms-nose When the 2006 secretive military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay began, only one courtroom sketch artist was allowed in. Her name is Janet Hamlin.<p>The Associated Press sent her there. Since then, Hamlin has created a rare visual record of the human drama unfolding in Guantanamo's courtrooms. Those images are now collected in a book, <em>Sketching Guantanamo</em>.<p>The sketches are mostly of the men accused of acts of terrorism, including the Sept. 11 detainees. But there are also Sept. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:24:00 +0000 51041 at http://www.kunc.org At Guantanamo, 'Sketching' Defendants, Witnesses And KSM's Nose Book News: Guantanamo Reading Material Spurs More Controversy http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-guantanamo-reading-material-spurs-more-controversy <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><em>N.B. — Book News is going on vacation next week. Your faithful correspondent will be in California sans laptop and praying that Jonathan Franzen doesn't choose that week to reignite any feuds with daytime talk show hosts. In the meantime, as always, leave your hot tips, scurrilous attacks and existential questions in the comments section or direct them to @annalisa_quinn on Twitter.</em><p><ul><p><li>The U.K. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:24:00 +0000 48715 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Guantanamo Reading Material Spurs More Controversy Lawyer Rejects Guantanamo 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Claim http://www.kunc.org/post/lawyer-rejects-guantanamo-fifty-shades-grey-claim Weeks after detainees at Guantanamo Bay were said to be voracious readers of Fifty Shades of Grey, one lawyer says that, at least in his client's case, that idea is bogus.<p>Attorney James Connell says his client, Ammar al-Baluchi, turned over a copy of the bestselling erotic novel and had never heard of it before guards gave him a copy on Monday.<p>Baluchi "was more amused than offended," the attorney <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23790440">tells the BBC</a>, which notes that Connell and his client view the gift of the "fairly worn" paperback as either a practical joke or Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:02:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48671 at http://www.kunc.org Lawyer Rejects Guantanamo 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Claim Why Doctors Oppose Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers http://www.kunc.org/post/why-doctors-oppose-force-feeding-guantanamo-hunger-strikers For centuries, the act of refusing food has turned human bodies into effective political bargaining chips. And so it's no surprise that the prisoners desperate to leave Guantanamo after, in some cases, nearly a dozen years there, have turned to hunger strikes on and off since 2005 to try to win their release.<p>For years, the Pentagon officials who run the detention camp have responded by <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/static/media/projects/gitmo_chart/"> force-feeding</a> prisoners. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:38:00 +0000 46960 at http://www.kunc.org Why Doctors Oppose Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers