CIA to be accountable for torture?

by Nat Hentoff -- At long last, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved on Dec. 13, after three and a half years of research, its "Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and more…

This senator a stubborn constitutionalist

by Nat Hentoff -- In my more than 60 years of reporting on Congress, I have always focused on truly independent members who, regardless of party, are faithful to the Constitution. For more…

A new generation of constitutionalists

by Nat Hentoff -- As a climax to the discovery I've been reporting that the ever-growing number of American public school students actively immersed in the Constitution will help lead the way more…

How 'civic skills' can save the republic

by Nat Hentoff -- In 2009, Sandra Day O'Connor received from Barack Obama the Presidential Medal of Freedom, traditionally the highest civilian award in this nation. The first woman on the United more…

Pushing the Constitution back into our lives

by Nat Hentoff -- My spirits were temporarily lifted when, last week, the Washington, D.C.-based Daily Caller website reported "more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all more…

Obama win is Constitution's loss

by Nat Hentoff -- On Sept. 12, 2001, President George W. Bush assured us: "We will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting more…

Living under threat of drone annihilation

by Nat Hentoff -- During the tumultuous months of the presidential campaign, most Americans heard nothing of this report in the (Minneapolis-St. Paul) Star Tribune (that originally appeared in The Los Angeles more…

Whose kill list? Romney's or Obama's?

by Nat Hentoff -- I write this very shortly before we know who our next president will be. But an explosive Oct. 23 investigative report by the Washington Post's Greg Miller explains more…

Should pro-lifers bully pro-choicers?

by Nat Hentoff -- I have personally experienced that pro-lifers are sometimes punishingly reprimanded for their act of conscience. For one example, in the 1980s, I declared for the first time that more…

Back to waterboarding, Mitt?

by Nat Hentoff -- On the eve of our crucial presidential election, little public attention has been paid to the disclosure of Mitt Romney's long-silent views on torture and other lawless actions more…