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…

Is President Obama listening to Dick Cheney?

by Nat Hentoff -- British legal resident Binyam Mohammed claims to have been severely tortured during a CIA "rendition," beginning in its secret prison in Afghanistan and then "rendered" by the CIA more…

Is Eric Holder 'change we can believe in'?

by Nat Hentoff -- When Eric Holder was thumpingly confirmed as attorney general by the Senate, 75 to 21, on Jan. 25, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., described the vote as more…

Who says Jews and Arabs can't get along?

by Nat Hentoff -- In Galilee, northern Israel, there are 1.1 million citizens, evenly divided between Jews and Arabs. There, Rabbi Marc Rosenstein has created a bilingual Internet newspaper with Hebrew and more…

Muslims have U.N. in their pocket

by Nat Hentoff -- On Jan. 21, an appeals court in the Netherlands ordered filmmaker Geert Wilders (who is also a member of that nation's own parliament) to stand trial on a more…

The U.N.'s pro-Islam religion code

by Nat Hentoff -- On Inauguration Day, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, in a New York Times ad ("An Invitation to a New Partnership"), told "Dear President OBAMA" that Muslims "have more…

Like Bush, Obama disables our privacy

by Nat Hentoff -- After testimony by our new attorney general, Eric Holder, on Jan. 14 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have regained my skepticism about how much of our Constitution more…

Americanizing the CIA

by Nat Hentoff -- I am still skeptical that our new president will – or can – fulfill all his sweeping promises, but he has made an essential start by bringing the more…

My wishes for 2009

by Nat Hentoff -- My first hope for 2009 is that President Barack Obama, with all the enormous responsibilities he has, will find an hour, just an hour, to look at developing more…