We can't hide from the NSA

by Nat Hentoff -- How many Americans know that as of September 2013, all of us engaged in any form of communication will be subject – with the approval of President Barack more…

Obama's NSA: Close to knowing all about us

by Nat Hentoff -- Not long before Dick Armey – a conservative Republican constitutionalist – retired as House majority leader, he gave a speech expressing his worry about the government's increasing blanket more…

Schools where civics is king

by Nat Hentoff -- According to the Council on Foreign Relations, we are experiencing an "education crisis (that) is a national security crisis." This includes the many schools that "have stopped teaching more…

Kids learn why we're Americans

by Nat Hentoff -- Two years ago, then-American Bar Association President Stephen N. Zack gravely warned: "Civic education courses have become electives in some schools; at others, they are not offered at more…

Blacks' school to prison pipeline

by Nat Hentoff -- President Barack Obama is being criticized by some black citizens for paying hardly any attention to the continued presence of Jim Crow in this land. But his Department more…

Obama's death panel to be killed?

by Nat Hentoff -- Ever since Sarah Palin's end-of-life counseling "death panel" remarks exploded into national consciousness in 2009, I have researched the real power Obamacare will have to overrule your doctor's more…

A reporter shedding light on world's hells

by Nat Hentoff -- Urgent global attention is being paid to Syria's monstrous president, Bashar al-Assad, as he commits genocide on his people. But another mass murderer remains mostly out of the more…

Evaluate school principals, too

by Nat Hentoff -- Fierce battles continue around the country among school officials, teachers unions and parents about how best to evaluate teachers so that the incompetents can be terminated. Largely overlooked, more…

Big Sis: The new J. Edgar Hoover?

by Nat Hentoff -- The Obama administration appears so confident of its expansion of the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney surveillance of our personal lives – starting with the Patriot Act – that more…

Police State USA: It's here

by Nat Hentoff -- Celebrations resounded far too prematurely on Jan. 23, when a unanimous Supreme Court appeared to be returning our personal privacy in United States v. Jones. The court ruled more…