Our royal high court chains 4th Amendment

by Nat Hentoff -- In the 47th paper of "The Federalist," James Madison grimly warned: "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a more…

54 nations partnered with CIA torture

by Nat Hentoff -- Many reporters and I have written extensively about the CIA's "extraordinary renditions" that were approved by George W. Bush after Sept. 11, 2001, as he heeded Dick Cheney's more…

CIA shames us abroad beyond drones

by Nat Hentoff -- I am interrupting the end of my series on Barack Obama's nonexistent legal justification for drone killings because of a breaking news story deeply submerged in last week's more…

America, we've lost who we were

by Nat Hentoff -- Our founders would not recognize what we Americans have become, as nakedly shown in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial on the "King of Drones," whom We the more…

British courts to decide on U.S. drone killings?

by Nat Hentoff -- With the Obama administration insistently refusing to release its legal, constitutional authorizations for drone assassinations in Pakistan and other countries, a lawsuit in Britain is causing mounting anxiety more…

They're tracking our school kids

by Nat Hentoff -- Having reported on small but growing numbers of public school students who are eagerly learning to be actively knowledgeable citizens, I must now turn to a much larger, more…

Senate hearing for killer-drones master

by Nat Hentoff -- After 25 influential years in the CIA, chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan is currently in charge of Barack Obama's increasing drone-plane assassinations of terrorism suspects, all of which more…

Obama & Brennan's lawlessness

by Nat Hentoff -- I understand why President Obama has full confidence in John Brennan, whom he has now nominated to head the CIA. Brennan's record of lawlessness, starting when he became more…

Our doctors are losing their independence

by Nat Hentoff -- Recently, as usual, I was anticipating an appointment with one of my favorite doctors. Unlike some of my past physicians, he doesn't rush through a session. He listens more…

Obama: No tears for kids he has drone-killed

by Nat Hentoff -- After Barack Obama joined the rest of us in mourning the slaughter of innocent children in Newtown, Conn., Sanford Berman, a Minnesota civil-liberties activist, wrote me: "Obama's tears more…