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…

Raul Castro turns into big brother Fidel

by Nat Hentoff -- Popular singer Carlos Varela (known as "Cuba's Bob Dylan") came here in December "Trying to Sway America's Cuba Policy With Song and Easy Talk" (New York Times, Dec. more…

Cuban tyrants' racist deeds

by Nat Hentoff -- The Nov. 30 "Acting on Our Conscience: A Declaration of African-American Support for the Civil Rights Struggle in Cuba" by 60 prominent black Americans denouncing the deep discrimination more…

The Castro brothers' big dirty secret

by Nat Hentoff -- For years I have been reporting on how Fidel Castro has been crushing internal dissent. I did this while simultaneously trying to demythicize his comrade, Che Guevara, a more…

Dissent, Mr. President, is a true patriot's act

by Nat Hentoff -- Shortly after the horrendous crime of 9/11, I underlined the abuses of our constitutional liberties in the Patriot Act as it hurtled through Congress. During that steamrollered legislative more…

Should we entrust our health to Obamacare?

by Nat Hentoff -- Lurching through Congress, the Democrats' health-care bill is revealed in all its roiling confusion by this reaction from Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., after the proposed controversial "compromise" Senate more…

Will president send flowers to Obamacare victims?

by Nat Hentoff -- The callousness of the Harry Reid Democratic majority in bullying through a very cost-efficient health-care bill for President Obama's eager pen to sign was disgracefully clear when both more…

Be scared: Obamacare endangers our life spans

by Nat Hentoff -- Much of the press coverage of the Democrats' health-care legislation, now fiercely embattled in Congress, focuses on the public option, the actual long-term costs and tax increases, and more…

When video games become real

by Nat Hentoff -- In his book, "Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century," P.W. Singer – director of the Brookings Institute's 21st–Century Defense Initiative – describes more…

Obama's extrajudicial killers

by Nat Hentoff -- In "Capture or Kill? Lawyers eye options for terrorists" (National Public Radio, Oct. 11), exceptionally alert investigative reporter Ari Shapiro said: "Many national security experts interviewed for this more…