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…

Can the 1st Amendment protect Bill O'Reilly?

by Nat Hentoff -- Following the cold-blooded murder of late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller, Mike Hendricks of the Kansas City Star, like many other outraged commentators, declared that anyone who had, in more…

Mr. President, here's common ground on abortion!

by Nat Hentoff -- President Obama has reneged on an increasing number of his pledges on taking office – from guaranteeing a transparent, accountable administration to ending CIA "renditions" of suspects to more…

An Obama I can't believe in … yet

by Nat Hentoff -- President Obama's Notre Dame speech on abortion was applauded by the mainstream media, quoting his call for more "open hearts, open minds, fair-minded words." But except for the more…

President Obama, meet President Reagan

by Nat Hentoff -- President Obama is strongly disinclined to support an independent investigation of possible criminal violations of U.S. laws and international treaties by the highest levels of the Bush-Cheney administration. more…