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…

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…