Odds changing: Our freedoms can survive Obama

by Nat Hentoff -- From back in our history, Ronald Reagan gave a very apposite warning to those of us insistent on protecting our self-governing republic: "Freedom is never more than one more…

Is Big Brother Barack having his way with us?

by Nat Hentoff -- Recently, this urgent headline from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading organization defending our rights – specifically in the digital world – caught my attention: "In Response to more…

Obama's snooping -- this is America?

by Nat Hentoff -- My Jewish parents had changed their lives – inner and outer – by coming to America. When their son was old enough to go to school, they were more…

Impeachment hearings? Bring 'em on

by Nat Hentoff -- In 1798, only seven years after the First Amendment was ratified as part of the Constitution, President John Adams undermined the First Amendment by pushing the Alien and more…

Why Obama is silent on killed babies

by Nat Hentoff -- After reading ghastly headlines about recently convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, such as "Gosnell Jury Hears About Baby Surviving Abortion in Toilet" (Steven Ertelt, lifenews.com, May 9), more…

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…