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…

Cuba under Raul still a prison

by Nat Hentoff -- American advocates of more "constructive" relationships with Communist Cuba have been heartened by Raul Castro's permitting Cubans actually to buy – for the first time, if they can more…

USA: Torture nation

by Nat Hentoff -- On May 15, 25 CIA agents and one U.S. Air Force colonel went on trial in Milan, Italy, on charges they kidnapped Italian resident Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr more…

John McCain, here's your vice president

by Nat Hentoff -- In 2006, Sarah Palin became Alaska's youngest and first woman governor after having earned a reputation as a determined and successful advocate of ethics reform in politics. In more…

Which McCain would be president?

by Nat Hentoff -- As the no-holds-barred battle for the Democratic presidential nomination mercifully nears an end, renewed attention is being focused on the several John McCains bearing the Republican armor. Having more…

Secret law: Is this America?

by Nat Hentoff -- On April 30, the Senate's subcommittee on the Constitution held a vitally important hearing on "Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government," chaired by Sen. more…

Sanitizing the death penalty

by Nat Hentoff -- On April 17, the U.S. Supreme Court – by a walloping 7-to-2 majority in Baze v. Reese – declared constitutional Kentucky's method of death penalty by lethal injection more…

Infanticide candidate for president

by Nat Hentoff -- Sen. Barack Obama I was once strongly inclined to vote for Barack Obama for president (assuming he won his party's nomination) based on his record as a community more…