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…

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…