Down syndrome genocide

by Nat Hentoff -- For years I have been opposed to the genocide of pre-born children with Down syndrome, together with the killing of those who survive abortion (my book, "Nat Hentoff: more…

Rick Perry: Pro-life and pro-death

by Nat Hentoff -- With regard to abortion, would-be president Rick Perry is a committed pro-lifer – as am I. We differ deeply, however, on capital punishment. As Luke Johnson reported in more…

Future drones: Kill by software, not by humans

by Nat Hentoff -- Increasing along with the number of pilotless drones appearing in the skies worldwide are the gee-whiz news reports about them. For instance, in "Global Race on to Match more…

Teaching kids to think and debate

by Nat Hentoff -- For this nation to survive as a self-governing republic, we need to motivate our public-school students to become active, knowledgeable, critical-thinking citizens. Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie more…

CIA killing Americans violates law of war

by Nat Hentoff -- In October 2007, Morris Davis, chief prosecutor of the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, resigned in protest because evidence was being used in proceedings that had been extracted more…

Obama's secretive kill-list panel

by Nat Hentoff -- The New York Times' incisive public editor, Arthur Brisbane, asks a question that has not been raised by any Republican battlers for the presidency. Congressional Democrats loyal to more…

Did we assassinate Anwar al-Awlaki?

by Nat Hentoff -- The CIA drone killing of the charismatically influential al-Qaida instrument of terrorism, Anwar al-Awlaki, was celebrated in a Wall Street Journal editorial (Oct. 1): "For ridding the world more…

A strike against government tracking you

by Nat Hentoff -- If we continue to be under secret surveillance by our government, the next generation and those that follow will regard this lack of privacy as normal. If that more…

U.S. officially murders an innocent man

by Nat Hentoff -- Globally, 31 countries have abolished capital punishment, among them a number of European democracies. Nations still imposing lethal punishment are Iran, China, North Korea, Yemen and the United more…

FBI is on your cell phone. Do you care?

by Nat Hentoff -- John Adams lost the 1800 presidential election to Thomas Jefferson in large part because Adams, in 1798, pushed through Congress the Alien and Sedition Acts that punished any more…