Flash! Eric Holder gets 1 right

by Nat Hentoff -- Attorney General Eric Holder, long dutifully obedient to his boss' vandalizing of the Constitution, now emerges as a vital opponent of one of the most damaging abuses in more…

When executioners jump the gun

by Nat Hentoff -- The state of Texas should be far from commended for its ample dedication to continuing the death penalty. But at least the care Texas courts take when listening more…

States' secret death-penalty atrocities

by Nat Hentoff -- The late Justice William Brennan used to tell me, "The evolving human standards of human decency will finally lead to the abolition of the death penalty in this more…

Obama keeps showing why he's impeachable

by Nat Hentoff -- The very core of what makes America different from all other nations is our Constitution's separation of powers. Here is James Madison in Federalist Paper No. 51: "In more…

Joy of learning comes to Big Apple

by Nat Hentoff -- The new mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, is seen as a prototypical liberal by fans and foes alike, but his most important appointment – making Carmen more…

At last! Parents resist standardized tests

by Nat Hentoff -- Huge numbers of students must take high-stakes standardized tests that may shape the rest of their lives. These tests, however, take no account of the differences among the more…

Are heroes of Constitution bringing it back?

by Nat Hentoff -- On Dec. 16, a federal judge's ruling may have marked a historic turning point in the civil war between President Barack Obama and those Americans intent on preventing more…