John McCain's torture minuet

by Nat Hentoff -- At the White House on March 5, Republican presidential nominee John McCain, glowing with George W. Bush's endorsement of him, said that "on the fundamentals and the principles more…

Gitmo trials fail the Nuremberg test

by Nat Hentoff -- With preparations begun for the first military-commissions trial for detainees at Guantanamo – six "high-level" prisoners who could get the death penalty – the customary attacks on the more…

Genocide Olympics: Bush's moral blindness

by Nat Hentoff -- When Steven Spielberg finally resigned as artistic director to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the filmmaker of "Schindler's List" and the founder of an oral history by more…

Remove Bush's cloak of secrecy

by Nat Hentoff -- This administration has been the most secretive in American history. President Bush seems to deeply believe that, as our commander in chief against the terrorists, he has had more…

The attorney general of cover-ups

by Nat Hentoff -- I have read and reread the entire transcript of the Jan. 30 Senate Judiciary Committee Oversight hearing of the Justice Department at which Attorney General Michael Mukasey testified. more…

Time for military end to Sudan genocide?

by Nat Hentoff -- On Jan. 25, Andrew Natsios, former American envoy to Sudan, said, "The U.S. or the United Nations cannot force anyone. We can only encourage." And in his final more…

Sudan's chief executioner dances!

by Nat Hentoff -- The world appears to have abandoned any realistic hope that the new U.N.-African force can get Sudan to stop the genocide in Darfur. Therefore, it's not surprising that more…