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…

A public school that works

by Nat Hentoff -- I've been reporting on education for almost 50 years. Around the country, I've seen some schools that work, but now I am able to show how one principal more…

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…