Obama, Congress to decide when you die?

by Nat Hentoff -- I was not intimidated during J. Edgar Hoover's FBI hunt for reporters like me who criticized him. I railed against the Bush-Cheney war on the Bill of Rights more…

Sgt. Crowley needs more training

by Nat Hentoff -- The "media frenzy" – as President Obama called it – over Sgt. James Crowley's arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. needs to become more than a more…

Founding Fathers' thoughts on 'hate crimes'

by Nat Hentoff -- Throughout the Bush-Cheney creation of a society under surveillance and unprecedented government secrecy, I have often praised Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., for resisting that administration's penchant for degrading more…

President George W. Obama

by Nat Hentoff -- On June 26, recognizing the "International Day in Support of Victims of Torture" (designated by the U.N. 11 years ago), President Obama stated: "Torture is contrary to the more…

Mr. President: We are still torturing?

by Nat Hentoff -- On Dec. 26, 2002, Dana Priest and Barton Gellman broke, in the Washington Post, the first undeniable story of American torturing of suspected terrorists. In a CIA secret more…

Are we ready for a post-racial society?

by Nat Hentoff -- In its widely anticipated decision in Ricci v. DeStefano – the New Haven firefighters' case – a majority of the Supreme Court evaded a significant opportunity to seriously more…

Monster Mugabe's terror

by Nat Hentoff -- The BBC's Mike Thomson, in a series of reports from Zimbabwe in early June, spoke to "a Zimbabwean mother and (13-year-old) daughter who are still too afraid to more…

Who are we as Americans?

by Nat Hentoff -- President Obama, in his May 21 speech at the National Archives Museum in Washington, said, "We can defeat al-Qaida ... if we stay true to who we are more…

Is Obama's 'prolonged detention' American?

by Nat Hentoff -- Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall once warned: "Throughout the world today there are men, women and children interned indefinitely, awaiting trials which may never come or which may more…