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…

J. Edgar Hoover lives!

by Nat Hentoff -- Even in its final weeks, the Bush administration continues its war on our civil liberties. On Dec. 1, Bush ultra-loyalist Attorney General Michael Mukasey will put into effect more…

Obama too generous to McCain on torture

by Nat Hentoff -- During the widely seen and analyzed premier presidential debate, Barack Obama was grossly mistaken when, toward the end, he said: "I give Senator McCain great credit on the more…

My tortured vote for president

by Nat Hentoff -- The cold fact that Barack Obama voted four separate times in the Illinois state Legislature to deny care to a baby born alive after a botched abortion makes more…

Brandeis University dishonors its name

by Nat Hentoff -- For years, I have reported on many cases of college and university administrators infected with "political correctness," punishing students and faculty members for allegedly prejudicial and otherwise "offensive" more…

Abortion wars crescendo

by Nat Hentoff -- Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey is a pro-lifer and a loyal Democrat. He assures us that Barack Obama – his caring, charismatic leader – will find "common ground" on more…

The Democrats and abortion

by Nat Hentoff -- In June, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals declared constitutional an amendment to South Dakota's "Women's Right to Know Law" that now requires a woman wanting an abortion more…

Will Biden be more than a hit man?

by Nat Hentoff -- When Joe Biden was campaigning to be the Democratic presidential candidate, he was the only one in either party who forcefully and consistently wielded the Constitution like a more…

Bush's legacy of domestic spying

by Nat Hentoff -- In his last months, the president is working to ensure that his successor, whomever that may be, will have the greatly expanded power of the executive branch (unprecedented more…

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…