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…

Obama yawns while dictator thrives

by Nat Hentoff -- Except primarily for the iron-handed rulers in Russia and China, the most despised global dictator is President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, who is inflicting monstrous genocide on his more…

The stench of torture

by Nat Hentoff -- President Barack Obama's key rallying message for re-election is "Forward," as in his purported revival of the economy and promised expanding and fortifying of health care. But in more…

Coming: Even more FBI warrantless searches?

by Nat Hentoff -- On May 9, FBI Director Robert Mueller strongly recommended that Congress reauthorize the 2008 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act by the end of the year. This more…

FBI free to ambush Bill of Rights

by Nat Hentoff -- When I was a kid, beginning to learn what it is to be an American, I found a hero in George Mason, a leading Virginia delegate to the more…

Questions not yet asked of Romney

by Nat Hentoff -- As Mitt Romney exults in his rise to the very top of the Republican Party, I was struck by a tiny story deep in the New York Times more…

Parents rebel against government testing

by Nat Hentoff -- Around the country, more parents are protesting – and some even boycotting – the standardized collective tests that grade the progress of entire classes and whole schools. In more…

This is happening in America?

by Nat Hentoff -- From my diary of students' awakening to the president's grave menace to their constitutional liberties: Recently, on Skype, I was discussing my memoir, "Boston Boy" (Paul Dry Books, more…

Citizens resist King Obama

by Nat Hentoff -- With instant news coming at us continuously on cable and online, there may well be Americans who are unaware of the strong reaction to Barack Obama's signing of more…