ACLU on wrong side of 'thought crimes' bill

by Nat Hentoff -- Why is the press remaining mostly silent about the so-called "hate crimes" bill that passed in the House on April 29? The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention more…

U.S. still a nation of laws, not men?

by Nat Hentoff -- President Barack Obama, having released the official Bush administration policy directives on "enhanced interrogations" (known worldwide as torture), briefly admitted they showed "us losing our moral bearings" (April more…

Congressional Black Caucus blind in Cuba

by Nat Hentoff -- During their April visit to Cuba, members of the Congressional Black Caucus laid flowers at a Havana memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. Said Fidel Castro (CNN, April more…

Is Obama listening to Dick Cheney?

by Nat Hentoff -- Very soon after taking office, President Barack Obama ringingly pledged: "My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented openness in government. ... Openness will strengthen our democracy." However, more…

The people the world has forgotten

by Nat Hentoff -- In North Darfur in late March, three black African Muslim infants and a toddler died prolonged, agonizing deaths at the Shangil Tobaya refugee camp. Sudanese President Omar Hassan more…

Obama's educational hypocrisy

by Nat Hentoff -- "We finally have an education president," exults Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers. And President Barack Obama has assured the nation's children and more…

A solution for Sudan's evil

by Nat Hentoff -- Despite an International Criminal Court warrant for his arrest for war crimes and crimes against humanity, Sudan's president, Gen. Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, intends to continue traveling to friendly more…

President Obama's genocide test

by Nat Hentoff -- Since the early 1990s, I have been reporting about the monstrous abuses and genocide in Sudan – first in the South against black Christians and animists, and then more…

NAACP versus free speech

by Nat Hentoff -- For years, New York City's flagship main public library has annually honored a group of "literary lions." Long a civil rights and civil liberties lion, Michael Meyers, born more…