Republicans urge free speech on campus

by Nat Hentoff -- With the elections imminent and rivalries fiercely cresting, I was surprised and very pleased to find this on page 12 of the Republican Party's national platform: "We oppose more…

Rule of law an endangered concept

by Nat Hentoff -- With President Barack Obama urgently explaining to us why he must remain in office to complete his regeneration of the nation, he particularly anticipates – as he told more…

Americans: Ignorant of who we are

by Nat Hentoff -- I'm surprised that with all the warfare under way about teacher tenure and performance evaluation, together with standardized testing and schools as dropout factories, there has been hardly more…

Remember Gitmo: Obama doesn't want you to

by Nat Hentoff -- George W. Bush and Dick Cheney's legacy of our military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – long regarded globally as a caricature of America's prideful rule of law more…

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…