Will Obama honor brave forgotten heroes?

by Nat Hentoff -- How many Americans remember Sgt. Joseph Darby, the soldier, who while serving in Iraq revealed photographs showing other members of his company torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib? As more…

President Allen West in our future?

by Nat Hentoff -- In what the media is touting as a historic event, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. of New Orleans was recently elected as first vice president of the Southern more…

Post-racial society? Not even close

by Nat Hentoff -- I continue to hear from an ever-growing chorus of fellow journalists and friends that we have become a post-racial society. We have a black president and an increasing more…

Removing joy of learning from public schools

by Nat Hentoff -- Because of the failing economy, American public-school budgets are being cut and teachers are being laid off. The result is the alarming loss of classes in civics, U.S. more…

Obama's secret law in the Patriot Act

by Nat Hentoff -- When Congress rushed to pass the Patriot Act on Oct. 21, 2001, I reported in The Village Voice: "This will be one of our severest tests yet to more…

Supreme Court suspends 4th Amendment

by Nat Hentoff -- When I speak to classes, from fifth-graders to college students, about the Constitution, I tell them stories of how we acquired these fundamental individual liberties and what it more…

4th Amendment hangs by a thread

by Nat Hentoff -- Before the American Revolution, when we were King George III's colonists, his customs officers and soldiers, writing general warrants (writes of assistance) all by themselves, barged into offices more…

Our Constitution: How many of us know it?

by Nat Hentoff -- Thomas Jefferson often insisted that the ultimate guardians of our rights and liberties are We the People. But when many Americans are largely ignorant of the Constitution, an more…

Free press in a future Palestinian state?

by Nat Hentoff -- As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas presses for the U.N. Security Council to recognize, and therefore establish, a new Palestinian state in September, neither he nor the growing more…

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…