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…

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…