Cliff Geyser along Iron Creek in the Black Sand Basin is seen October 8, 2012 in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Glenn Greenwald: The U.S. Is Not Safer Since 9/11 | Wheels of Justice Slowly Turning at Gitmo | Hollywood Legend Peter O'Toole Dead at 81 | Forget Detroit, Puerto Rico Is In Big Trouble | Supervolcano Bigger Than Previously Thought
“I think what we did made the threat much, much worse, and at the same time, destroyed many of the freedoms that we’ve all been taught define what the United States is all about,” says the investigative journalist.
As Americans prepare to head home for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks will be keeping a close eye on the wheels of justice, which are slowly turning down in Guantanamo Bay this holiday season. A second set of pre-trial hearings for five Guantanamo detainees charged in the 9/11 attacks will be held this week. Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald, joins The Takeaway to give a sense of what we can expect to see.
Peter O'Toole, the Hollywood legend who was made famous in his title role in Lawrence of Arabia, died on Saturday at the age of 81. He was born in Ireland and raised in England, but he came to be known around the globe. "Ireland, and the world, has lost one of the giants of film and theater," said Irish President Michael Higgins. O'Toole's acting career began on stage in England as a teenager, later moving on to television roles in the 1950s and then the big screen. Today The Takeaway remembers Peter O'Toole.
Though Detroit seems to be in dire straights with its recent bankruptcy filing, there might actually be another piece of America that’s even worse off: Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory is facing massive debt, a potentially crippling bond ratings cut, a gaping hole in its massive pension fund, and a towering unemployment rate bolstered by federal entitlements. Ingrid Vila, chief of staff to Puerto Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, joins us to discuss Puerto Rico's options.