Obama thumbs nose at human-rights treaty

by Nat Hentoff -- Among the reporter-columnists whose bylines I never miss, Pulitzer Prize winner Charlie Savage of the New York Times is at the top of the list. He is penetratingly more…

Schools that turn students into outcasts

by Nat Hentoff -- Former Chief Judge of New York State Judith S. Kaye always makes necessary sense, as she did when she recently wrote this in the opinion pages of the more…

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…