The prison that calls itself a country

by Nat Hentoff -- In December, when the European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Cuban independent journalist and longtime protester of the Castros' repression of thought, Guillermo more…

The spineless American Library Association

by Nat Hentoff -- In April 2003, the security police of Fidel Castro arrested and imprisoned 75 journalists, members of opposition parties and owners of independent libraries. The charge: "crimes against national more…

Welcome to the president's private dungeon

by Nat Hentoff -- A major part of a presidential press secretary's job is to cover up his boss' violations of our rule of constitutional law by denying they happened. Yet, on more…

Obama's bull's-eye on U.S. citizens

by Nat Hentoff -- On its way to the Supreme Court is the first-ever ruling on whether a president – without ever going to a judge – can order the assassination of more…

Life in prison without a judge

by Nat Hentoff -- In presiding over the first trial in a civilian federal court of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Judge Lewis Kaplan insisted on staying within our rule of law, angering more…

The Constitution needs your help

by Nat Hentoff -- Dick Armey, former House majority leader, is a conservative libertarian who has become an adviser and occasional organizer for the tea partiers. They have no maximum leader, but more…

Real death panels coming our way

by Nat Hentoff -- Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner in economics and an influential New York Times columnist, also has a blog, "The Conscience of a Liberal." On ABC's "This Week" (Nov. more…

The sickly state of the 1st Amendment

by Nat Hentoff -- The premier historian of the Bill of Rights, professor Leonard Levy, explained why our Constitution was not fully operative until the first 10 amendments became part of it: more…

Will GOP bring us back self-directed health care?

by Nat Hentoff -- The progressive fracturing of President Obama's credibility in the midterm election results was caused primarily by the grim economy and also by the widespread fear of Obamacare – more…