The CIA's torture doctors

by Nat Hentoff -- The fearlessly independent Physicians for Human Rights – founded in 1986 and sharer of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 – has once again exposed the shameful role more…

Rebel interrogators are true patriots

by Nat Hentoff -- After former CIA Inspector General John Helgerson's recently released explosive 2004 report on "enhanced" interrogations of terrorism suspects, he said he began his investigation "in part because of more…

What is the CIA still hiding?

by Nat Hentoff -- A fierce debate will long continue to swirl around former CIA Inspector General John Helgerson's long-delayed 2004 report (sprung by an ACLU lawsuit) about at least some of more…

The 2nd American Revolution

by Nat Hentoff -- Startlingly – and wholly involuntarily – President Obama is teaching us that, as Thomas Jefferson often said, "The people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberty." The more…

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…