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…

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…