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…

Can Obama soften the Castros' iron fist?

by Nat Hentoff -- In the Miami-Dade Cuban community in Florida, 65 percent now support the United States restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, according to a Florida International University poll (Miami Herald, more…

A Kennedy Senate dynasty?

by Nat Hentoff -- After George Washington was elected unanimously by the Electoral College to be our first president, there was a debate on how the leader of the new nation should more…

Will Obama be a torture president, too?

by Nat Hentoff -- The next president "has supported increased oversight of the secret CIA detention program and efforts to restrict the CIA to interrogation techniques used by the military," according to more…

High noon in Darfur

by Nat Hentoff -- Sudan's president, Gen. Omar al-Bashir, is scared. Having flimflammed the United Nations and flouted its resolutions warning him to stop the mass killings and rapings of his black more…