At last, justice for locked-in juveniles?

by Nat Hentoff -- Thirty or so years ago, I reported from a New York state prison for juvenile delinquents as part of a national story on how American teenagers were being more…

Is Obama continuing Bush-Cheney torture?

by Nat Hentoff -- Many Americans, including some of Barack Obama's critics, take his word that his administration opposes torture. With fanfare, two days after occupying the Oval Office, he issued Executive more…

High court affirms our privacy, media sleep

by Nat Hentoff -- I'd feared that after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and, even worse, Barack Obama, the Fourth Amendment's protection of our personal privacy had nearly vanished. But on more…

Why not teacher evaluations by children?

by Nat Hentoff -- As clashes continue between teachers' unions and local and state legislatures concerning evaluations of teachers to determine if they are to stay employed, I don't hear either side more…

The high-court case media failed to cover

by Nat Hentoff -- James Madison, who introduced the Bill of Rights into Congress, later said: "The press has been the beneficent source to which the United States owes much of the more…

Throwaway kids come in all colors

by Nat Hentoff -- In many cities, as well as rural areas, low-income students – not only blacks and Hispanics – very soon get to feel unconnected to school. They may figure more…

Teachers bypassing your children

by Nat Hentoff -- (Editor's note: This is the first in a series on the quiet troubles of low-income children.) The March 18 headline in USA Today blares: "More teachers are grouping more…

Rand Paul: Teacher of the year

by Nat Hentoff -- Our continually hurtling media in all their forms make it hard for memories to sustain past news shocks. How many Americans are bothered that the new head of more…

Paul filibuster: Constitution reborn

by Nat Hentoff -- I am postponing a planned column on the educational struggles of low-income kids because of Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul's rousingly inspirational 13-hour filibuster last week on Barack more…