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…

Who needs trials? Kill terror suspects!

by Nat Hentoff -- In October, during an interactive session with students in Pakistan, a female medical student praised Hillary Clinton for inspiring women; but then the same admirer asked the secretary more…

Americans' lost identity

by Nat Hentoff -- My favorite magazine by far was Constitution, published by the Foundation for the U.S. Constitution. No longer in existence, it was full of riveting stories – for students more…

In 'community schools' no child is left behind

by Nat Hentoff -- Education has been my most important beat for more than 50 years. Obviously, the future of this nation depends on students learning not only the academic essentials but more…