Jane Mayer takes a closer look at the ways she says Bush administration policies chipped away our nation's core principles, and addresses whether the Obama administration is on the same path or undoing the damage. She addresses constitutional gray areas -- torture, wire-tapping, presidential power and Guantanamo detainees.
Jane Mayer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1995. Her honors include the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism and a George Polk Award. Her most recent book is "The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals."
Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, speculates on what will happen to Guantanamo detainees. "There is a fight going on," says Mayer, for what to do with detainees that cannot be charged and put on trial. "Obama is on the verge of signing something that's going to allow for indefinite detention of terror suspects down in Guantanamo without charges or trial."