Stories by Anne-Marie Cusac

Anne-Marie Cusac is an investigative reporter at The Progressive. subscribe to Anne-Marie Cusac's feed

Posted on: Apr 10, 2005, Source: The Progressive

The use of tasers -- even on the elderly and children as young as one year old -- is increasing.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2004, Source: The Progressive

Recent activity in key swing states points to dirty tricks aimed at disenfranchising minority voters.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2004, Source: The Progressive

Just when nuclear power plants need better protection from terrorist-triggered disasters and fires, the Bush administration is relaxing all the safeguards.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2004, Source: The Progressive

Our soldiers abroad seem to have acted out behaviors that Americans condone, yet don't face up to, at home – some of the most sadistic practices employed in the U.S. prison system.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2004, Source: The Progressive

Across the country, in small towns and big cities, the families of our National Guard and military Reserves are having trouble paying the bills.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2003, Source: The Progressive

The Bush administration gives in to U.S. chemical companies, leaving the nation vulnerable.

Posted on: May 4, 2003, Source: The Progressive

Immigration authorities bar access to clients.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: The Progressive

Prison employees call it the "strap-o-lounger" or the "we care chair," but inmates have other names for the device: "torture chair," "slave chair" and "devil's chair." It was designed to restrain violent prisoners who pose an immediate threat to themselves or others, but now the chair is being used in an improper and sometimes sadistic manner -- inmates have been tortured by being hooded, pepper-gassed, beaten or threatened with electrocution and at least 11 people have died in the chair.