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…

Ceaseless surveillance of We the People

by Nat Hentoff -- More of us, including the new generation, are becoming aware of what the report "Surveillance in the Homeland" (truth-out.org, Aug. 22) describes as the state of our personal more…

Castro sics dogs on flower-carrying women

by Nat Hentoff -- Among the bravest and most persistent protesters against dictatorial regimes have been, for years, the Ladies in White of Cuba. With Fidel presumably sidelined, his brother Raul carries more…

Rumsfeld to be held accountable for torture?

by Nat Hentoff -- There is continuing interest here and abroad in the first ruling by a federal appellate court to permit the continuance of a case charging a high-level Bush administration more…

Obama moves deeper into Bush-Cheney dark side

by Nat Hentoff -- Through the years of reporting on how we have become notorious around the world fighting terrorism by torturing suspects in our custody, I was not surprised when in more…