End of 'the torture presidency' in sight

by Nat Hentoff -- During the extensive coverage of the Bush administration's basic defeat in the so-called war crimes trial of Salim Hamdan, Attorney General Michael Mukasey was spared any mention of more…

A military jury rejects Bush's rule of law

by Nat Hentoff -- When U.S. District Judge James Robertson cleared the way for the Guantanamo Bay trial by a military commission of Salim Ahmed Hamdan – the first American war-crimes trial more…

McCain's excellent British import

by Nat Hentoff -- For years, one of C-Span's most riveting regular programs has been "Prime Minister's Questions," during which the head of the reigning political party faces criticisms of his government's more…

Obama, China and the Olympics

by Nat Hentoff -- As America and the rest of the world watch the Summer Olympics in Beijing, there will be expensive commercial messages from a record 63 sponsors or partners of more…

The man of the century, so far

by Nat Hentoff -- With the United Nations continually and abysmally failing to stop monstrous heads of state around the world from committing atrocities against their own people, at least one man more…

Barack Obama: Flimflam artist

by Nat Hentoff -- During my more than 60 years of covering national politics, I have never seen a candidate's principles and character so effectively tarnished – after so extraordinarily inspiring a more…

The shame of Africa

by Nat Hentoff -- Global attention, following Robert Mugabe's blood-drenched extension of his presidency in Zimbabwe, was on the summit meeting of the leaders in the African Union. At the start, Asha-Rose more…

The useless U.N.

by Nat Hentoff -- Voting early on the morning of Election Day in Zimbabwe, the only candidate, Robert Mugabe, smiling broadly, said he was "happy and hungry for victory." In his wake more…

How our attorney general defines justice

by Nat Hentoff -- When Michael Mukasey, a widely respected former federal judge, was nominated by President Bush to succeed Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general, I doubt even his most enthusiastic more…

Mia Farrow's legacy letter to Bush

by Nat Hentoff -- While people in many countries are passionately involved in trying to end the Sudan government's ever-increasing genocide in Darfur, one person relentlessly embodying that determination who has caught more…