NYPD: George Orwell Award winner

by Nat Hentoff -- If there were a global George Orwell Award for the vastest city police surveillance apparatus, New York City, where I live and work, would win this tracking and more…

4th-Amendment-protecting smartphones

by Nat Hentoff -- Former constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald has become a leading illuminator of how George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Barack Obama have made "Extremism normalized" (Salon.com, July 31) in more…

Police scan us – soon we'll scan them

by Nat Hentoff -- Very soon you will be able to go to the airport and not cower at having a Homeland Security cop rummage around your private parts or command you more…

Can 1st Amendment survive imperious presidents?

by Nat Hentoff -- In my protests against George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's administrations' eroding of our constitutional identities as free Americans, I try to avoid the term "police state." Some more…

2012 elections: Bill of Rights missing

by Nat Hentoff -- If President Barack Obama is re-elected, more of us will continue to lose our constitutional rights to the presumption of innocence, basic to due process, along with other more…

Obama-Holder war on the Constitution

by Nat Hentoff -- For the first time in our turbulent history, a sitting member of a presidential Cabinet, Attorney General Eric Holder, has been held in criminal contempt of Congress by more…

Rand Paul is spot on

by Nat Hentoff -- Having often invoked Thomas Jefferson's warning that We the People are the ultimate guardian of our liberties, I've been criticizing the citizenry and Congress for their weak resistance more…

Obama gives a lift to al-Qaida

by Nat Hentoff -- Amid the sharp accusations that the Obama administration "leaks" classified intelligence information to make the president look like a tough, drone-admiring protector of national security, two separate, fact-based more…