Can the Constitution be saved?

by Nat Hentoff -- The horrors of 9/11 created many American widows. Among them is Kristen Breitweiser, a lawyer who also mourns "The Sad Defeat of our Constitution" (Huffington Post, April 4) more…

Real justice comes from real courts

by Nat Hentoff -- When President Obama and Eric Holder succumbed to fierce bipartisan resistance to trying Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other charged defendants – for the 9/11 massacre of Americans more…

Legacy of broadcast journalism giant continues

by Nat Hentoff -- Although Fred Friendly, who died in 1998, has remained very well-known in the world of radio, television and First Amendment studies, he also briefly became a movie marquee more…

When the Constitution came alive on TV

by Nat Hentoff -- The most valuable, quintessential American television I have ever seen began in 1983 with the 13-part "The Constitution – That Delicate Balance" on PBS. I watched, enthralled during more…

Republicans' assault on NPR and PBS

by Nat Hentoff -- As a continuous critic of the Obama administration, I have been hoping for remediation from congressional Republicans. They've done well exposing the dangers to all of us of more…

When was Barack Obama coronated?

by Nat Hentoff -- While President Obama, contrary to his pledges, reactivates the military prison at Guantanamo, I was startled to discover that he authorized two worse-than-maximum security prisons in these United more…

1st Amendment protects speech we despise, too

by Nat Hentoff -- In a historic March 2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on the range and depth of the First Amendment's protection of the cornerstone of our individual constitutional liberties more…

The Bush torture indictment

by Nat Hentoff -- In his memoir, "Decision Points," George W. Bush – explaining why he approved of "enhanced interrogation programs" and CIA secret prisons – assured us and the world that more…

A tortured history pursues George W. Bush

by Nat Hentoff -- George W. Bush is clearly enjoying his release from the glare of the presidency. In photos, he looks almost serene, and he doesn't publicly criticize the cumulative incompetence more…