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…

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…