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…

A Kennedy Senate dynasty?

by Nat Hentoff -- After George Washington was elected unanimously by the Electoral College to be our first president, there was a debate on how the leader of the new nation should more…

Will Obama be a torture president, too?

by Nat Hentoff -- The next president "has supported increased oversight of the secret CIA detention program and efforts to restrict the CIA to interrogation techniques used by the military," according to more…

High noon in Darfur

by Nat Hentoff -- Sudan's president, Gen. Omar al-Bashir, is scared. Having flimflammed the United Nations and flouted its resolutions warning him to stop the mass killings and rapings of his black more…

Remember Darfur genocide? It hasn't stopped

by Nat Hentoff -- Of all the world's dictators, Sudan's Gen. Omar Al-Bashir is the most unfailingly duplicitous and murderously arrogant. His government was one of the first to welcome our new more…

The abortion president

by Nat Hentoff -- During a July 17, 2007, speech before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, then Sen. Barack Obama pledged: "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom more…

Who will Obama see as 'enemy combatants'?

by Nat Hentoff -- Soon after 9/11, George W. Bush, addressing Congress, said of our murderous enemies, "They hate our freedoms!" But on Oct. 17, 2006, Bush – following the path charted more…

What happened to Joe Biden?

by Nat Hentoff -- Candidates for higher office are indeed tested – if they win – from Day One. But the credibility of their declared principles is sometimes tested suddenly and revealingly more…

Still missing: Millions of young voters

by Nat Hentoff -- When Colin Powell declared his support of Barack Obama on NBC TV's "Meet the Press," part of his explanation was: "I think Senator Obama has reached the feelings more…

Roberts Supreme Court: 9 executioners

by Nat Hentoff -- The assessment of the death penalty, however well designed the system for doing so, remains a human endeavor with a consequent risk of error that may not be more…