Was Donald Rumsfeld a torturer?

by Nat Hentoff -- Despite the repeated calls for an independent bipartisan investigation of those at the highest level of our government responsible for authorizing the torture policy that provided al-Qaida with more…

Bring SCOTUS to TV!

by Nat Hentoff -- For years, Tony Mauro of Legal Times and I have been unsuccessfully trying to convince the Supreme Court to let America see, on television, these justices at work, more…

'The last thing I want to do is kill kids'

by Nat Hentoff -- As our air war against terrorists accelerates – with strikes by pilotless drone planes, helicopters, et al. – unintentional civilian deaths and serious injuries mount. A Feb. 22 more…

Obama's assassinations of Americans

by Nat Hentoff -- On Sept. 14 in Somalia, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a long-sought link between al-Qaida and its East African allies, was in a vehicle bombed by a helicopter flying more…

Torture under Obama

by Nat Hentoff -- Some of the increasing number of critics, from the left and the right, of President Obama's abuses of civil liberties and human rights make an exception by praising more…

Obama is Americanizing Stalinism

by Nat Hentoff -- On Feb. 2, on Fox News, Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas was fulminating against the Obama administration bringing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed into our civilian federal court system more…

Obama's targeted killings

by Nat Hentoff -- The president, in his State of the Union message, proudly emphasized that in his first year in office, "hundreds of al-Qaida's fighters and affiliates, including many senior leaders, more…

What about the Constitution, Scott Brown?

by Nat Hentoff -- Riding around Massachusetts in his pickup truck, Scott Brown hit a home run when he insisted: "This is not a Kennedy seat or a Democratic seat. It's the more…

Is U.S. getting rid of laws of war?

by Nat Hentoff -- When the Supreme Court in Boumediene v. Bush (2008) strongly rebuked the Bush administration for claiming overwhelming executive-branch power over terrorism suspects at Guantanamo, Justice Anthony Kennedy said more…