Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on torture. Scheer says it calls into question whether there are “inalienable rights that human beings have by virtue of being human.” Also, Congress struggles with the year-end omnibus spending bill.

More on the report: National Review’s Rich Lowry blames the process by which it was created. “Is it that hard to get Mike Hayden’s phone number and talk to him?” he asks. Special guest Farai Chideya, distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, regrets that “we’re in the holiday season, and the idea of embracing humanity is being crushed by this report.”

Host Matt Miller moderates from the center. Scheer offers the view from the left and Lowry weighs in from the right.

Listen here.

— Adapted from KCRW by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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