The writer Chrisopher Hitchins participated in a water boarding session to truly understand the techniques used by the American government at Guantánamo and elsewhere. You can view the video here, courtesy of Vanity Fair magazine.
If you’ve spent any time in New York City then you’re probably well aware of the NY / NJ Port Authority; they run the Hudson River crossings (and constantly increase tolls), World Trade Center re-building project, etc. The NY Times recently ran a nice article profiling the Executive Director of the agency, Christopher O. Ward, who happens to have a degree from the Harvard Divinity School (should we be praying when we cross any of the bridges?).